Bug 162191 - sendmail runs as a fake daemon after server was upgraded to FC4
sendmail runs as a fake daemon after server was upgraded to FC4
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-06-30 14:24 EDT by Shawn Holahan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-23 08:29:42 EDT
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Description Shawn Holahan 2005-06-30 14:24:01 EDT
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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?

  Thank you,

[root@grumpy mail]# /etc/init.d/sendmail start
Starting sendmail: Running as a fake daemon pid = 5585
                                                           [  OK  ]
Starting sm-client:

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
[root@grumpy mail]#

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Server with FC3 plus updates
2. Upgrade the server to FC4 from CD.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Shawn Holahan 2005-07-05 21:02:21 EDT
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
ok now.

Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2006-07-14 09:28:19 EDT
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?
Comment 4 Thomas Woerner 2007-07-23 08:29:42 EDT
This bug entry was in needinfo for some time. Closing due to user inactivity as

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