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Bug 880143 - mail-mta/ssmtp file collision with merged-usr
Summary: mail-mta/ssmtp file collision with merged-usr
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Depends on:
Blocks: usrmerge, usrmerge-fixes
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Reported: 2022-11-07 08:11 UTC by Christian Bricart
Modified: 2022-11-13 01:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Christian Bricart 2022-11-07 08:11:40 UTC
current ebuilds have explicit unconditional:

  if use mta; then
    dosym ../sbin/ssmtp /usr/bin/sendmail
    dosym ssmtp /usr/sbin/sendmail

which obviously makes it fail on a merged-usr system due to file collisions:

 * Package 'mail-mta/ssmtp-2.64_p11' has internal collisions between non-
 * identical files (located in separate directories in the installation
 * image (${D}) corresponding to merged directories in the target
 * filesystem (${ROOT})):
 *      /usr/bin/sendmail
 *              /usr/bin/sendmail
 *              /usr/sbin/sendmail
 *                      Differences: size, content

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-11-13 01:35:59 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit c98d4e43cf34fb8b632e52aeadb6484e91517928
Author:     Mike Gilbert <>
AuthorDate: 2022-11-13 01:32:41 +0000
Commit:     Mike Gilbert <>
CommitDate: 2022-11-13 01:32:41 +0000

    mail-mta/ssmtp: drop /usr/bin/sendmail symlink
    Signed-off-by: Mike Gilbert <>

 mail-mta/ssmtp/{ssmtp-2.64-r4.ebuild => ssmtp-2.64-r5.ebuild}      | 1 -
 mail-mta/ssmtp/{ssmtp-2.64_p11.ebuild => ssmtp-2.64_p11-r1.ebuild} | 1 -
 2 files changed, 2 deletions(-)