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Bug 41857 - /etc/mail/sendmail.mc should document MAILER(local)
/etc/mail/sendmail.mc should document MAILER(local)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-22 12:34 EDT by Dan Anderson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-22 12:34:14 EDT
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Description Dan Anderson 2001-05-22 12:34:11 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3 i586)

Description of problem:
/etc/mail/sendmail.mc should document MAILER(local). E.g.     
dnl Uncomment if you want to send/receive mail locally:     
dnl MAILER(local)dnl 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.In file /etc/mail/sendmail.mc, comment out this line with "dnl":   dnl
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')      
This enables sending/receiving email externally      
2. Restart sendmail: /etc/init.d/sendmail restart     
3. Send an email message from somewhere else here.   

Actual Results:  In file /var/log/maillog/ you get this:     
Apr 27 09:14:09 dan sendmail[32146]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): No local mailer
defined: Inappropriate ioctl for device

No email delivered

Expected Results:  No error in /var/log/maillog/ and the email delivered

Additional info:

Upgrading from earlier versions of RedHat (at least 6.x) will be a major
pain for people who have sendmail enabled as an external mail server.  One
should document that the MAILER(local) line is needed.     
I didn't see it anywhere, but if it's in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc, it will
give many people a chance at success at upgrading.     
How about also putting it in your "gottchas" web page?
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-07-06 04:04:31 EDT
The local mailer is added fine with the default sendmail.mc file, so maybe
you haven't upgraded sendmail-cf rpm or your /etc/mail/sendmail.mc did
contain further changes?

Florian La Roche

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