Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146941
/bin/mail fails due to existence of submit.cf
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
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Description of problem:
In the past, one could use /bin/mail w/o a locally running sendmail
daemon. With the existence of /etc/mail/submit.cf, sendmail is
*required* to be running in order for mail to be sent when using
/bin/mail. Since it is wise to stop, and in some organizations
required to stop, any unused services (esp. sendmail) this seriously
affects anyone who wishes to use /bin/mail in little things like cron
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.service sendmail stop
2./bin/mail firstname.lastname@example.org -s test < /dev/null
Actual Results: No mail is sent. mail is stored in
sendmail -q doesn't send mail since it only scans /var/spool/mqueue
Expected Results: mail to be sent
Either remove submit.cf or fix it, somehow.
This also exists in RHELv3, and I'm betting FC3.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closing as "NOT A BUG"