Bug 110023 - Upgrade from sendmail 8.11.6 to 8.12.10 fails to process /etc/mail/submit.mc
Upgrade from sendmail 8.11.6 to 8.12.10 fails to process /etc/mail/submit.mc
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-11-13 22:23 EST by Jeff Pitman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-22 09:27:42 EDT
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Description Jeff Pitman 2003-11-13 22:23:47 EST
Description of problem: 
Upgrade from sendmail 8.11.6 to 8.12.10 fails to process 
/etc/mail/submit.mc.  The generated file /etc/mail/submit.cf exists, 
however the Queue directory points to the old 8.11.6 version of 
/var/spool/mqueue instead of the new one, /var/spool/clientmqueue, 
as required by version 8.12.10. 
How reproducible: 
Using the upgrade installation method, or apt-get dist-upgrade. 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Setup a Redhat 7.3 machine. 
2. Install apt. 
3. Point sources.list to Fedora Core 1. 
4. Execute apt-get dist-upgrade. 
5. Go to bed. 
6. Wake up; take a shower. 
7. Reboot. 
8. Run "mail" to send a message to a local user. 
Actual results: 
Executing the 'mail' command will result in a Permission Denied 
message regarding the /var/spool/mqueue directory. 
Expected results: 
Mail should work. 
Additional info: 
It's possible something funky happened during the %postun of 8.11 or 
the %post of 8.12 regarding the m4 command.  Maybe 8.12 did the "m4 
/etc/mail/submit.mc" too early and didn't know which default queue 
directory to setup. 
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-04-22 09:27:42 EDT
I am sorry, but there were major changes in sendmail from Red Hat 7.3
to Fedora Core 1. 

Please reinstall sendmail and check for errors afterwards. 

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