Bug 374191 - F8's crond uses incorrect sendmail path
F8's crond uses incorrect sendmail path
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-09 20:05 EST by Jordan Russell
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.2-5.fc8
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Last Closed: 2007-11-12 19:11:23 EST
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Description Jordan Russell 2007-11-09 20:05:50 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora 8's crond expects to find sendmail in /usr/lib:

# strings /usr/sbin/crond | fgrep sendmail

This is incorrect; the standard location for sendmail on Red Hat Linux systems
is /usr/sbin/sendmail, and has been for probably a decade.
If the above test is repeated on a system running Fedora 7 or RHEL 5,
"/usr/sbin/sendmail" is printed, as expected.

Out of the box, this doesn't create a problem since Fedora 8's default sendmail
package drops a sendmail symlink into /usr/lib. But if, like me, you use a
custom-built MTA package that doesn't provide /usr/lib/sendmail, crond will
mysteriously cease sending mail after upgrading to Fedora 8. Not good.

This issue is specific to the vixie-cron package; all other F8 packages I've
checked thus far continue to use the proper /usr/sbin/sendmail path.

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Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2007-11-12 19:11:21 EST
vixie-cron-4.2-5.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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