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Bug 56809 - /etc/mail/Makefile userdb.db target incorrect
/etc/mail/Makefile userdb.db target incorrect
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-11-27 22:59 EST by Randy Russell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-27 23:00:02 EST
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Description Randy Russell 2001-11-27 22:59:57 EST
Description of Problem:
/etc/mail/Makefile contains

userdb.db : userdb
        @makemap -f hash $@ < $<

This is incorrect:  userdb uses a btree, not a hash (see 
/usr/share/doc/sendmail/doc/op/op.ps, page 71 to confirm.)  Consequently,
the Makefile should read:

userdb.db : userdb
        @makemap -f btree $@ < $<

Building userdb.db incorrectly as a hash breaks sendmail:  outbound mail
will not work for any users, regardless of whether they are in userdb or

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How Reproducible:
100 percent

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  cd /etc/mail 
2.  echo "baabaa:mailname  foofoo" > userdb
3.  make userdb.db
4.  service sendmail restart
5.  echo "heehee" | mail root
6.  tail /var/log/maillog

Actual Results:
Nov 27 22:58:43 localhost sendmail[2050]: fAS3whZ02050:
db_open(/etc/mail/userdb.db): Invalid argument
Nov 27 22:58:43 localhost sendmail[2050]: fAS3whZ02050: deferred:
udbexpand: Invalid argument

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Additional Information:
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-12-07 15:47:06 EST
fixed in 8.11.6-4 or newer as part of rawhide.


Florian La Roche

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