[lpi-discuss] Re: Some thoughts on Sendmail -- FC includes both
Bryan J. Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org>
thebs413 at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 18 18:52:12 EDT 2005
From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed at reedmedia.net>
> I installed FC4 several times this past week using the bare minimum that
> the installer allows. (I taught it in a class at Univ. of Washington.)
> Postfix was not installed as far as I saw. (I looked.)
You'll not only find PostFix in the _standard_ Fedora Core (_not_ Extras) RPMs:
And, actually, they did as far back as RHL7.3 too:
Red Hat started supporting the LSB standard "alternatives" option
(largely based on how Debian does it), including for the MTA.
> What is done to get FC to "automatically" install Postfix in the default
I do full installs and get both, with Sendmail enabled. Remember, I was
responding to someone else's comment that NetBSD installs both and
enables Sendmail. I merely said that RHL/FC do the exact same.
Here's the Red Hat Linux 7.3 Customization Guide section:
"Red Hat Linux 7.3 provides two MTAs: Sendmail and Postfix. If both are
installed, sendmail is the default MTA. Red Hat Mail Transport Agent
Switcher allows a user to select either sendmail or postfix as the default
MTA for the system."
Little has changed in Fedora Core from Red Hat Linux on the MTA selection.
> By the way, some versions of the SuSE also install sendmail too (in
> addition to Postfix).
Of course. Because SuSE supports the "alternatives" framework as well,
per LSB compliance. MTA is a popular "alternatives" implementation.
Bryan J. Smith mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org
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