Mailscanner enables sendmail on RPM install

Julian Field jkf at
Sun May 26 12:59:56 IST 2002

Well done for finding that, now the RPM should work considerably better
during an upgrade.

At 12:27 26/05/2002, you wrote:
>On Wed, 2002-05-22 at 18:41, Julian Field wrote:
> > At 16:31 22/05/2002, you wrote:
> > >I just noticed headers missing on some messages, apparently the system
> > >rebooted and it seems when I upgraded it reset sendmail to on via
> > >chkconfig. :/
> > >I think the post-uninstall script is to blame, but I don't know much
> > >about RPM.
> >
> > I have this horrible feeling that when you upgrade an RPM, it calls the
> > "post-uninstall" script at a very odd time, like after it has run the new
> > "post-install" script or something like that.
>okay, I just checked and it seems it first installs the new version and
>then removes the old.
>I found here some info which should probably solve the problem
>the scripts should recieve in $1 one of these
>Here are the actual values passed during an install:
>Run %pre of new package (1)
>Install new files
>Run %post of new package (1)
>Here are the values passed during an upgrade:
>Run %pre of new package (2)
>Install new files
>Run %post of new package (2)
>Run %preun of old package (1)
>Delete any old files not overwritten by newer ones
>Run %postun of old package (1)
>Here are the values passed during a delete:
>Run %preun of old package (0)
>Delete files
>Run %postun of old package (0)
>Tal Kelrich
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Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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