Bug 22602 - sendmail: Cannot exec /bin/mail.local: No such file or directory
Summary: sendmail: Cannot exec /bin/mail.local: No such file or directory
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 2000-12-20 20:18 UTC by Jaroslaw Sosnicki
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-21 18:34:19 UTC
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Description Jaroslaw Sosnicki 2000-12-20 20:18:46 UTC
Sendmail is reporting error in /var/log/maillog that cannot 
exec /bin/mail.local see copy of the log file below

Dec 17 04:05:15 ns1 sendmail[19847]: eBHB5Fw19847: from=root, size=408, 
class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200012171105.eBHB5Fw19847@ns1.slavko.net>, 
Dec 17 04:05:16 ns1 sendmail[19848]: eBHB5Fw19847: SYSERR(mail): Cannot 
exec /bin/mail.local: No such file or directory
Dec 17 04:05:16 ns1 sendmail[19847]: eBHB5Fw19847: to=root, ctladdr=root 
(0/0),delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30408, dsn=4.0.0, 
stat=Operating system error
Dec 18 04:02:02 ns1 sendmail[6602]: eBIB22C06602: from=root, size=163, 
class=0,nrcpts=1, msgid=<200012181102.eBIB22C06602@ns1.slavko.net>, 
Dec 18 04:02:02 ns1 sendmail[6609]: eBIB22C06602: SYSERR(mail): Cannot 
exec /bin/mail.local: No such file or directory
Dec 18 04:02:02 ns1 sendmail[6608]: eBIB22C06602: to=root, ctladdr=root 
(0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30163, 
dsn=4.0.0, stat=Operating system error

Comment 1 Jaroslaw Sosnicki 2000-12-21 18:34:14 UTC
I added the folowing link to get around the problem
cd /bin
ln -s /usr/bin/mail.local mail.local

Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2001-01-04 14:52:39 UTC
Our default configuration uses procmail for local mail delivery.
mail.local is provided by kdenetworks and used (maybe) by kmail
for local delivery.

Should anyway stay in /usr/bin for that purpose, I might rethink
this if we a new rpm package for mail.local. (Only having it in
the sendmail package will also break things.)

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