Disabling Sendmail to enable qmail

Geert Vanderkelen geert at kemuri.org
Wed Dec 24 16:13:52 UTC 2003

Hey Ben,

I didn't actually give removing it a try because I know there would be 
dependencies. But it seems that there are only 2 of them, and useless to me.

error: Failed dependencies:
	smtpdaemon is needed by (installed) fetchmail-6.2.0-8
	smtpdaemon is needed by (installed) mutt-1.4.1-4

Thanks for pointing me to that 'chkconfig' command!


Ben Stringer wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-12-24 at 23:00, Geert Vanderkelen wrote:
>>I'm installing qmail from source (I have my reasons btw) but need to 
>>remove the original sendmail or at least disable it.
>>Putting an exit in the init.d script: upgrade might overwrite it 
>>(already happend). Maybe there is some kind of sysconfig where I can 
>>disable sendmail? DEAMON=No?
>>But what I really would like, and maybe somebody has it made already, is 
>>a package that would replace the current sendmail installation. Simply a 
>>pakage that doesn't install anything but only says to the other 
>>packages: mail-service is available.
> why not just remove the sendmail package?
>    rpm -e sendmail
> or you can disable the service
>    chkconfig sendmail off
> alternately, look at the command "redhat-switch-mail", although I think
> this only switches between sendmail and postfix.
> Cheers, Ben

Geert Vanderkelen

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