Bug 58444 - warnquota references /usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail
warnquota references /usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: quota (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Copeland
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-01-16 15:15 EST by Paul Moore
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Description Paul Moore 2002-01-16 15:15:43 EST
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Description of problem:
warnquota tries to send mail using /usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail, which
does not exist. When sendmail is moved from /usr/sbin/sendmail to 
/usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail, warnquota operates as expected.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit and set parameters in /etc/warnquota.conf
2. warnquota

Actual Results:  sh-2.05# warnquota
sh: /usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail: Not a directory

Expected Results:  Mail should have been sent to users breeching their quota.

Additional info:

When sendmail is moved from /usr/sbin/sendmail to /usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail, 
warnquota operates as expected.
Unfortunately, I haven't figured out a way to work around this without breaking 
sendmail on the system.
Comment 1 Matt Selsky 2002-04-07 10:33:17 EDT
sendmail should be at /usr/sbin/sendmail.  What happens when you edit
/etc/warnquota.conf to point MAIL_CMD to "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t" instead of
"/usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail -t"?
Comment 2 Paul Moore 2002-04-08 20:23:59 EDT
Changing /etc/warnquota.conf to point MAIL_CMD to "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t" 
instead of "/usr/sbin/sendmail/sendmail -t" works without a problem.
It's simply a matter of the default value be MAIL_CMD being set incorrectly
for RedHat (most?) systems then.
Comment 3 Phil Copeland 2002-08-06 15:09:26 EDT
I actually have quota-3.06-2 sitting in errata waiting to be released.

Actually it's the same package as you can find in rawhide
(ftp://ftp.redhat.com:/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/SRPMS/SRPMS/). It has this
anomoly fixed and should work fine on 7.2 (famous last words)

[root@alpha quota-tools]# find . -type f -exec grep sendmail {} \;
msgid "/usr/lib/sendmail -t"
MAIL_CMD        = "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t"
#define MAIL_CMD "/usr/lib/sendmail -t"
Binary file ./warnquota.o matches
Binary file ./warnquota matches
Comment 4 Phil Copeland 2002-08-06 15:10:50 EDT
(before you yell..)

[root@alpha quota-tools]# ls -l /usr/lib/sendmail
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           16 May 21 07:18 /usr/lib/sendmail ->


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