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After upgrading to version 21 of Fedora OS, I was issued sendmail.cf.rpmnew and submit.cf.rpmnew files. Since sendmail uses .mc files to generate new configuration, I was expecting to receive sendmail.mc.rpmnew instead. Judging from this thread on Redhat, it seems like a long standing issue.

My question is, what can be done after receiving .cf.rpmnew that is different from my existing .cf file?

  • This looks like a bug as you are supposed to receive sendmail.mc.rpmnew files if you have made changes to that. – user119352 Jun 14 '15 at 9:56
  • New sendmail version MAY generate (slightly?) different sendmail.cf from the same sendmail.mc. Have you ruled out such simple explanation? – AnFi Jun 14 '15 at 10:02

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