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Bug 40192 - Sendmail does not creates the sendmail.st file
Sendmail does not creates the sendmail.st file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-11 02:38 EDT by Tibor SANDOR
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-11 02:38:18 EDT
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Description Tibor SANDOR 2001-05-11 02:38:14 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Terminal)

Description of problem:
Try to run the command mailstats on a freshly installed RH 7.1.
The ansver is there is no sendmail.st file.

After touch /var/log/sendmail.st it works.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mailstats

Additional info:
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-05-15 12:02:11 EDT
sendmail.st is never created automatically. Once to do that, sendmail will start
together statistics for you.

So should be all fine,

Florian La Roche
Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2001-05-28 18:04:28 EDT
What is the empty /var/log/statistics then which is included in the rpm?

Isn't it /etc/mail/statistics as mentioned in "man sendmail"? But Red Hat has
defined it to be

  define(`STATUS_FILE', `/var/log/sendmail.st')dnl

in both these files:


I think the original reporter is right, and this is a bug with a trivial fix.

Comment 3 Curtis Doty 2001-07-16 21:44:56 EDT
Agreed, this is a bug and RedHat should figure out whether they want to 
use /var/log/senmail.st, (which reqires manual intervention to activate) 
or /var/log/statistics (which is installed but never used). Argh! Figure it out 

BTW, I upgraded to my current sendmail-8.11 from an older 8.9 (maybe lunar 
penguin?). Thus, the above bug effectively disabled statistics on my server 
since it renamed the old /var/log/sendmail.st, but installed a 
useless /var/log/statistics.

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