Uninstalling exim (when turning it off is not enough)
neidorff at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 11:42:30 UTC 2005
A recap: I'm running FC3. I used qmailrocks.org to install qmail,
spamassassin, clamav and many associated packages. I'm very happy
with the system.
I also had (turned it off) yum running on a daily basis to update my
system. Little did I know that it would install new pacakages on its
own! So, what happened was that yum installed exim and mail stopped.
A very nice person on this list, as I was trying to debug this mess
(and blaming the problem incorrectly on a perl update) noted that exim
was running. I immediately stopped exim and mail is once again being
processed through qmail, spamassassin and clamav.
But, I still have a problem. Something that exim installed is
blocking pop3 access from kmail. (I can see my local mail using
squirrelmail or pine) The easy solution would be to uninstall exim
(rpm -e), but when I try to do that, rpm complains that:
error: Failed dependencies:
/usr/sbin/sendmail is needed by (installed) redhat-lsb-1.3-4.i386
smtpdaemon is needed by (installed) mdadm-1.6.0-2.i386
smtpdaemon is needed by (installed) mutt-1.4.1-10.i386
smtpdaemon is needed by (installed) fetchmail-6.2.5-7.fc3.1.i386
I understand what the error is telling me. Moving /usr/bin/sendmail
out of the way is no problem. But smtpdaemon has me stumped. I
looked at the list of files that exim installed (rpm -q --filesbypkg
exim) but I can't find a reference to smtpdaemon. My question is:
what do I do to get rid of exim (the smtpdaemon part, I think) without
disrupting what I have installed?
Thanks for the help,
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