Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23686
/etc/aliases has parse error's, looses RHS addresses
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:37 EDT
sendmail-8.11.0-8.i386.rpm uses /etc/aliases and /etc/aliases.db
to reroute email adresses.
We noticed that sendmail doesn't parse /etc/aliases correctly , an example
G.W.Bush@gov.com: bush, grandpa
sometimes it workes ok, sometimes email sent to G.W.Bush@gov.com only is
to firstname.lastname@example.org or only to email@example.com. Sometimes even no email is
sent to Mlocal.
The behaviour , correct or faulty stays the same after /usr/bin/newaliases
Temporary solution :
remove the sendmail version included with redhat 7.0 :
rpm -e sendmail-8.11.0-8.i386.rpm \
and use the sendmail rpm's from redhat 6.2 combined with
compat-glibc-6.2-126.96.36.199.i386.rpm from redhat 7.0 :
rpm -Uhv compat-glibc-6.2-188.8.131.52.i386.rpm
rpm -Uhv sendmail-8.9.3-20.i386.rpm \
I thought /etc/aliases has the format:
localhost name: localhost name, local@machine, local@FDQN
Anything else should be in things like generics or virtual-hosts.
Yes, use names only on the LHS. Please also make sure you update
glibc to a newer errata version, so that everything runs smoothly.