Bug 85863 - sm-client fails to write pid file
sm-client fails to write pid file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-03-09 14:21 EST by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-09 15:07:01 EST
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Description Gerald Teschl 2003-03-09 14:21:40 EST
Description of problem:
I noted that sendmail fails to write the pid file for sm-client:

Mar  9 20:08:12 keen sm-msp-queue[10674]: unable to write
/var/run/sm-client.pid: Permission denied

Hence the corresponding process does not get stopped by
the initscript.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. service sendmail start
2. cat /var/run/sm-client.pid
Actual results:
pid file is empty

Expected results:
pid written to pid file

Additional info:
1) ervice sendmail restart will fail to stop sm-client.
2) removing the "touch /var/run/sm-client.pid" line from the
init script seems to fix the problem.
Comment 1 Gerald Teschl 2003-03-09 15:06:52 EST
Must have been related to my strange problems reported in #85864.
After reinstalling the sendmail rpm it works fine now.

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