Bug 99189 - /etc/mail/statistics should be under /var instead
/etc/mail/statistics should be under /var instead
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: 2003-07-15 13:42 EDT by Steve Coile
Modified: 2008-12-11 13:17 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-13 04:40:43 EST
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Description Steve Coile 2003-07-15 13:42:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
Sendmail appears to be configured by default to place a state file under /etc
instead of under /var, where state belongs.

Please relocate /etc/mail/statistics to an appropriate location under /var, such
as under /var/run.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. grep statistics /etc/sendmail.cf

Actual Results:  ) StatusFile=/etc/mail/statistics

Expected Results:  O StatusFile=/var/run/statistics

Additional info:
Comment 1 Steve Coile 2003-07-22 13:47:42 EDT
Other state files that really should be under /var:

- /etc/adjtime
- /etc/ioctl.save
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2003-12-13 06:53:03 EST
- /etc/ioctl.save should be gone with a current Fedora Core install.
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2004-01-13 04:40:43 EST
Fixed in rawhide in rpm sendmail-8.12.10-7 or newer.

The statistics file is located in /var/log/mail, now.

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