Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40192
Sendmail does not creates the sendmail.st file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:11 EDT
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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.
Steps to Reproduce:
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
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
in both these files:
I think the original reporter is right, and this is a bug with a trivial fix.
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