Bug 77902 - Sendmail's init script doesn't use the DAEMON var, set by /etc/sysconfig/sendmail
Summary: Sendmail's init script doesn't use the DAEMON var, set by /etc/sysconfig/send...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-15 00:26 UTC by Jesse Keating
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-15 17:00:19 UTC

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Patch file for /etc/init.d/sendmail to use $DAEMON correctly (447 bytes, patch)
2002-11-15 00:28 UTC, Jesse Keating
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Description Jesse Keating 2002-11-15 00:26:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
/etc/sysconfig/sendmail sets a DAEMON var, to tell sendmail to start with -bd or
not.  /etc/init.d/sendmail doesn't use this var, so no matter what is set,
sendmail uses -bd anyway.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHL
2. View /etc/init.d/sendmail

Actual Results:  DAEMON is not used.

Expected Results:  DAEMON value should be checked, and sendmail will be started
using the right options.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2002-11-15 00:28:18 UTC
Created attachment 85148 [details]
Patch file for /etc/init.d/sendmail to use $DAEMON correctly

Comment 2 Stephen Walton 2002-11-15 17:00:12 UTC
It would be sufficient for the daemon line to be changed to the one from RedHat
7.3, viz:

       daemon /usr/sbin/sendmail $([ "$DAEMON" = yes ] && echo -bd) \
                                  $([ -n "$QUEUE" ] && echo -q$QUEUE)

Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2002-11-19 07:40:29 UTC
http://people.redhat.com/laroche/sendmail-8.12.6-3 has this fixed. Can you
please test if this works for you, otherwise open up a new bug-report?


Florian La Roche

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