Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90513
Custom install - sendmail startup fails due to missinf m4 package
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:37 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Thanks a lot,
Florian La Roche