[OE-core] [PATCH 1/1] msmtp: fix postinstall to avoid do_rootfs failure

ChenQi Qi.Chen at windriver.com
Mon Jul 15 06:40:28 UTC 2019

On 07/15/2019 02:17 PM, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 01:35:15PM +0800, Chen Qi wrote:
>> When lsb is enabled, that is, 'linuxstdbase' is in OVERRIDES,
>> do_rootfs would fail if both 'msmtp' and 'postfix' are installed.
>> This is because they both try to create /usr/lib/sendmail link if
>> it does not exist. So we need to fix the check to avoid non-zero
>> exit status.
>> ...
> This would make it random (depending on installation order) which is
> linked to, and it could also make ${sbindir}/sendmail and
> $D/usr/lib/sendmail point to different programs.
> It would be better to make $D/usr/lib/sendmail also an alternative in
> all packages that provide sendmail.
> cu
> Adrian
I don't think we should mix linuxstdbase and ALTERNATIVES setting. It 
makes things complicated.
As ALTERNATIVES_PRIORITY is higher in postfix, I'll just remove the 
check in postfix and use 'ln -sf' directly.
Can you accept this solution?

Chen Qi

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