mailscanner.conf symlink

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at
Sat Feb 13 17:40:29 GMT 2010

In the meantime you could try chattr +i or something like that?
I'm sure Jules does it for consistency. The guy with the not-really-bug-report had issues with lack of consistency in PF/SA/MS. 
------Original Message------
From: Kai Schaetzl
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Sent: Feb 13, 2010 12:31 PM

Jules, can you stop replacing /etc/mail/mailscanner.conf with a symlink if 
it already exists? I do not want this symlink, so I touched a file there. 
But you replace that, anyway. And if I remember right, all other ways I 
tried in the past to stop it doing that failed as well.
If someone puts a file there that was obviously done for good reason, it 
should not get replaced by an rpm.


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