Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197835
/var/log/mail is not owned by any package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:26 EST
Description of problem:
This bug report was created as clone of bug #192850. As far as I know, RHEL and
Fedora bugs always should be kept separate in Bugzilla.
/var/log/mail is not owned by any package, but should be owned by sendmail,
as the sendmail rpm package is delivering its content.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -qf /var/log/mail
Please apply the following patch (or better):
--- snipp ---
--- sendmail.spec 2006-03-25 21:29:02.000000000 +0100
+++ sendmail.spec.rsc 2006-05-23 18:22:57.000000000 +0200
@@ -533,6 +533,7 @@
%attr(0644,root,root) %ghost /etc/aliases.db
%attr(0770,smmsp,smmsp) %dir /var/spool/clientmqueue
%attr(0700,root,mail) %dir /var/spool/mqueue
--- snapp ---
Shouldn't this go into syslog since that defines where the data will end
Florian La Roche
Hu, did I miss something? Where does syslog define /var/log/mail/statistics?
IIRC /var/log/maillog is, where data from syslog ends. And the statistics file
is owned by the sendmail package, so the parent directory should be owned by
Ok, that makes sense.
Florian La Roche
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
/var/spool/mail should not belong to a mailer. Maybe another mailer is used and
sendmail is not installed at all.