Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162191
sendmail runs as a fake daemon after server was upgraded to FC4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Last night I upgraded my Fedora Core 3 server to Fedora Core 4. When the upgrade was completed and the server rebooted, it hung on starting sm-client. When sendmail started, it said it was "Running as a fake daemon pid = 5585" and when I try to telnet to port 25, I get connection refused. Now I do find that sendmail is running with pid 5586. I have rebooted the server a number of times and stopped/started by hand also and still sendmail will not allow connections to localhost port 25. Does anyone have any idea what "Running as a fake daemon" means? Or what to do to correct this?
[root@grumpy mail]# /etc/init.d/sendmail start
Starting sendmail: Running as a fake daemon pid = 5585
[ OK ]
Sendmail is running at:
[root@grumpy mail]# ps -ef | grep sendmail
root 5586 1 0 14:03 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q1h
root 5654 2904 0 14:10 pts/0 00:00:00 grep sendmail
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Server with FC3 plus updates
2. Upgrade the server to FC4 from CD.
I just removed the sendmail package and reinstalled it by hand. Sendmail now
starts with out any issue. Not sure what the problem was, but I think it looks
I was not able to reproduce this problem at all.
Can you please try to get a logging output of what the init script does?
This bug entry was in needinfo for some time. Closing due to user inactivity as
"NOT A BUG".