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Bug 90513 - Custom install - sendmail startup fails due to missinf m4 package
Custom install - sendmail startup fails due to missinf m4 package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-05-08 23:47 EDT by Michael Fratoni
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-11 11:51:01 EDT
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Description Michael Fratoni 2003-05-08 23:47:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
I did a custom install, selecting httpd, sendmail, and named package groups. (I
did not select individual components, just selected the above, and deselected
most other default groups.)

On reboot sendmail startup failed with the following messages:

sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
sendmail: No local mailer defined
sendmail: QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set
tuxfan sendmail: sm-client startup failed

After some poking around, I found that while sendmail and sendmail-cf were
installed, m4 was not. Installing m4 solved the problem.

I'm not sure if this is related to the installer or one of the
affected packages. Sendmail-cf doesn't require m4, nor does 
anything else for that matter.
$ rpm -q --whatrequires m4
no package requires m4

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select custom install
2. Select sendmail server package group. (I also added httpd and named)
3. Deselect other default package groups (XFree, Gnome, etc.)

Actual Results:  Two clean installs, same results both times.

Expected Results:  Sendmail should start normally. Additionally, it is
impossible to generate a working config file for sendmail unless the m4 
package is installed.

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Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-05-11 11:51:01 EDT

Thanks a lot,

Florian La Roche

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