[CentOS] mdadm exim mysql

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 16:28:27 UTC 2007

On 10/15/07, Johnn Tan <linuxweb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed a CentOS-5 core OS (using --nobase in my kickstart).
> For some reason, it included mysql-5.0.22.
> When I do "yum remove mysql", it says it will also remove
> exim and mdadm for dependencies.

> I don't care that exim will be removed, but I need mdadm as
> I'm doing software RAID.
> But why are these even related? When I do:
> rpm -q --requires mysql
> neither exim or mdadm is listed as being a requirement.

This is an odd dep chain. It would seem that exim requires mysql for
some odd reason. mdadm doesn't, but does require that the system have
an smtp-daemon, which is a dep satisfied by exim, postfix, or

mostly, install sendmail or postfix, and you can then remove exim and
mysql without fear.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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