[CentOS] mdadm exim mysql

Tim Verhoeven tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 13:28:46 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.


I've had the same issue. The solution is to include postfix (or
sendmail) into your kickstart configfile. That resolves the smtpdaemon
dependency for mdadm and it keeps you from getting mysql.


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