Re: Upgraded RH7.2 to FC1, but lost sendmail and lpr
From: Kevin Collins (spamtotrash_at_toomuchfiction.com)
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 23:12:15 GMT
In article <1gsecvh.1xt5ganv4vlzyNfirstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Forgive me if this gets a little rantish, but there are rant-worthy
> elements of my experience.
> I just went from RH7.2 to FC1, basically by sticking the FC1 CD into the
> drive and rebooting.
> When it was all done, I found that the sendmail and lpr programs were
> I didn't have any special sendmail and lpr configuration before. It was
> just what RH7.2 gave me. But simply by upgrading, I find that I can't
> send mail or print anymore. That's pretty lame.
> I did a lot of poking, and I figure that the printing system changed.
> It uses CUPS now. I don't know what it used before. And there's
> supposed to be some sort of lpr interface, but for some reason the
> symbolic link that lpr was supposed to be isn't there. And I think the
> default MTA changed too.
> But still, even if they change the underlying package, the upgrade
> shouldn't leave me without the standard commands to send mail and print!
> What am I supposed to do now? I try could find the correct symlink, but
> what happens when I upgrade again? Or *gasp* change packages? I want
> the packaging system to take care of this for me. I don't know anything
> about CUPS, or Postfix, or whatever it is that's used. I just want the
> standard sendmail and lpr commands -- the ones that all these other
> programs depend on -- to work!
> What is the "proper" way in the weird FC universe for these programs to
> get here?
> Please reply to the newsgroup. Thanks!
I can't say for certain, but I made that same change about 6 months ago and I
don't think that 7.2 -> FC1 is a "supported" upgrade. You bypassed 7.3, 8.0,
8.1 and 9.0 there - what did you THINK would happen? I did a fresh install of
FC1 and I have sendmail working with no problems - didn't need anything special
to use it vs postfix...
And CUPS has a lot of nice features - I know that doesn't do you any good if
you've got an LPR setup, but CUPS came in at (I think) RH 9.0...
Also, be sure to setup your up2date or yum settings to point at
fedoralegacy.org so you can keep updated on security patches.