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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 16:47:16 +0100
From: Maciek Pasternacki <>
Subject: Bug in Postfix remove script

I use Owl with qmail as MTA, so I don't need Postfix on my system;
when I try to uninstall Postfix, rpm script quits with an error

rmdir: `/var/spool/postfix/[^m]*': No such file or directory

When I create any subdirectory under /var/spool/postfix not starting
with `m', everything works fine, but IMHO this is a bug in Postfix'
preun script.  Following patch (made against current CVS version of
the native tree) should fix the problem:

diff -u -r1.19 postfix.spec
--- packages/postfix/postfix.spec	30 Oct 2003 21:15:47 -0000	1.19
+++ packages/postfix/postfix.spec	26 Nov 2003 15:45:32 -0000
@@ -183,7 +183,7 @@
 	rm -f /etc/postfix/aliases.db
 	find /var/spool/postfix \( -type p -o -type s \) -delete
 	rm -f /var/spool/postfix/{pid,etc,lib}/*
-	rmdir /var/spool/postfix/[^m]*
+	rmdir /var/spool/postfix/[^m]* || true
 %files -f filelist

__    Maciek Pasternacki <> [ ]
`| _   |_\  / { claimed all this time that you would die for me,
,|{-}|}| }\/ why then are you so surprised when you hear your own eulogy... }
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