Removing the sendmail package entries
Posted on 2004-09-29
The System: Solaris v2.8 w/MU #7 and Recommended Patches from July, 2004; running in SS20
The Issue: When the system was installed, the Solaris v8 sendmail packages were installed by default. I have since installed my own sendmail installation (since v8 ships with sendmail v8.11, which is horribly out-of-date). However, much to my chagrin, when I last applied a Recommended Patches set, it happily overwrote my pristine installation of sendmail v8.12.11 with the older garbage from Sun. All it took to fix was to re-run the sendmail install, but it was still very annoying.
I have identified the package names for sendmail (SUNWsndmr and SUNWsndmu).
1) Can I use pkgrm to remove these without damaging/deleting the sendmail install that I performed?
2) If the answer to 1) is "No", then how can I delete the information that tells a Recommended Patches install script that those packages are installed, so it'll skip any patches to those packages? Can I just delete some lines from some file listing the installed packages? Where?