How to recover an executable?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sat Jan 21 19:38:42 UTC 2006

On Saturday 21 Jan 2006 17:36, Craig White wrote:
> personally, I would backup copies of any config files that you
> altered - i.e.
> cp /etc/postfix/ /etc/postfix/
> and then remove the symlink you created...
> rm /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
> and then reinstall postfix...
> rpm -ivh --force \
> and that should fix things
I cleared things out as you said, and I had already made backups of and transport, so I simply used yum to remove both sendmail and 
postfix, then re-installed them.  Both of the config files were saved 
during the install as .rpmnew - which is impressive.

> but I would recomend that you also install the system-switch-mail
> package and run that to 'bless' postfix that I described earlier
I've done that, and used it.  If I'd understood what it would do a 
little earlier I would have saved myself a lot of troublt ;-)

Thanks, Craig, James, and the person who has been sending me helpful 
off-list messages.

This workstation has just received a couple of messages from the box I 
was working on, that have been queued since this afternoon, so 
obviously all is now well.


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