Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85863
sm-client fails to write pid file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:55 EDT
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: unable to write
/var/run/sm-client.pid: Permission denied
Hence the corresponding process does not get stopped by
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. service sendmail start
2. cat /var/run/sm-client.pid
pid file is empty
pid written to pid file
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.
Must have been related to my strange problems reported in #85864.
After reinstalling the sendmail rpm it works fine now.