Bug 51315 - Sendmail fails to read files defined in /etc/aliases
Sendmail fails to read files defined in /etc/aliases
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-09 09:09 EDT by Yoda
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-09 09:09:47 EDT
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Description Yoda 2001-08-09 09:09:43 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.18 i686)

Description of problem:
Defining a mailing list to be read from a file in /etc/aliases fails.
Sendmail treats it as a email address not as a list.

mailinglist::include:/usr/local/etc/mailingList

This is only a problem in RH7.1.  RH7.0 works OK

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter alias in /etc/aliases 
mailinglist:include:/usr/local/etc/mailinglist
2. run newaliases  (no errors reported)
3. sendmail -bv mailinglist 
	

Actual Results:  :include:/usr/local/etc/localadmin.txt... User unknown

Expected Results:  mailinglist@freddofrog.com.au... deliverable: mailer
esmtp, host freddofrog.com.au., user freddofrog@bigpond.com.au

Additional info:
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-08-23 03:30:16 EDT
Works for me with:
mailinglist: :include: /etc/mailinglist

Florian La Roche
Comment 2 Yoda 2001-08-24 07:04:00 EDT
Not sure now we downgraded to the RH7.0 one.
However the sendmail man page says"
poets: ":include:/usr/local/lib/poets.list"
Maybe the quotes are the problem?

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