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G V R Shankar
Valued Contributor

Uninstall Sendmail

Hello All,

Could you please let me know the procedure of unistalling sendmail from HP-UX B.11.00.

I didn't find bundles or products related to sendmail. I found few patches.

# PHKL_18799 1.0 PANIC in diskquota while running sendmail
# PHNE_17190 1.0 sendmail(1m) 8.8.6 patch
# PHNE_18546 1.0 sendmail(1m) 8.9.3 patch
# PHNE_29773 1.0 sendmail(1m) 8.9.3 patch
# PHNE_34900 1.0 sendmail(1m) 8.9.3 patch

If I remove these patches, will sendmail be uninstalled.

Regards,
Ravi.
11 REPLIES
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Ravi,
also check your /usr/sbin/ and /etc/mail directories
and/or run:
find / -name "*sendmail*"

and investigate the matching results.

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Shalom,

swlist -l product | grep sendmail

Then swremove the package.

I think however sendmail is pretty important and may not be easily removable.

You would achieve the same effect by changing the permissions on the sendmail binary to non-executable.

SEP
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Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Removing patched won't remove sendmail...

Just disable it.


/sbin/init.d/sendmail stop

set SENDMAIL_SERVER=0 in /etc/rc.config.d/mailservs

Note - this will still allow outgoing email - just not incoming.

Rgds...Geoff
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G V R Shankar
Valued Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Hello All,

Thanks for all the responses. Do we have a procedure to unistall sendmail. My requirement is to remove sendmail permanantly from the system, so that I need not worry about future patching etc.

Regards,

Ravi.
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

There are dozens of subsystems on your system that are installed but not used. sendmail is a trivial application that can be disabled (like many other items) in the /etc/rc.config.d directory. If it never runs, you don't have to be concerned about patches. Look over the list of subsystems in your /etc/rc.log file to see if there are other items that should be disabled.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Andre Thompson_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Hi Ravi

Just out of curiosity, why would you want to uninstall sendmail?

- Andre
G V R Shankar
Valued Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Andre, the request is from my customer. Do you have any suggestions.

Thanks,

Ravi.
Sam McKnight
Frequent Advisor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

In the swremove gui on 11.11, I find sendmail near the bottom of the list.

However, disabling sendmail seems like a good option. Next month, the customer may want to know why security patch check email reports are not available.

Regards,

Sam
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

To correct what SEP said about how to find sendmail, you need to do:
/usr/sbin/swlist -l file | fgrep sendmail

On 11.23, this indicates sendmail is part of:
InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS-RUN
InternetSrvcs.INETSVCS2-RUN
InternetSrvcs.INET-ENG-A-MAN

This seems to include gated, bind, named. So to remove sendmail with swremove, it is all or nothing:
# InternetSrvcs General network applications and daemons

INETSVCS-BOOT Common/Internet Services Boot time Software Distribution
INETSVCS-DTC Common/Internet Services DTC connectivity utilities
INETSVCS-INETD Common/Internet services daemon and Database files
INETSVCS-RUN Common/Internet Services Runtime Software Distribution
INETSVCS-WRAP Internet services access control daemon and utilities

For 11.00, it seems pretty similar.
G V R Shankar
Valued Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Hello All,

Thanks for your replies again. I could convince the customer to disable it instead of removing it.

Thanks,

Ravi
G V R Shankar
Valued Contributor

Re: Uninstall Sendmail

Convinced Customer to disable it.