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I'm a situation way over my head. I'm trying to get sendmail 8.11.6
running on a Redhat 7.3 box. Everytime I start up sendmail I see the
following errors:

Nov  6 07:37:01 admin sendmail[13582]: gethostbyaddr(<actual ip
address>) failed: 1
Nov  6 07:37:01 admin sendmail[13582]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): No local
mailer defined
Nov  6 07:37:01 admin sendmail[13582]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set
Nov  6 07:37:02 admin sendmail[13585]: gethostbyaddr(209.216.203.34)
failed: 1
Nov  6 07:37:02 admin sendmail[13585]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): No local
mailer defined
Nov  6 07:37:02 admin sendmail[13585]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set
N

However the host is in the hosts file with the right IP address.
There is an Mlocal line in sendmail.cf:

Mlocal,         P=/usr/bin/procmail, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qSPfhn9,
S=EnvFromL/HdrFromL, R=EnvToL/HdrToL,
T=DNS/RFC822/X-Unix,
A=procmail -Y -a $h -d$u

and there is a queue directory:

O QueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue

What could I be doing wrong. Please help!

Omacs
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Reply omacs (4) 11/6/2003 2:55:28 PM

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Omi Chandiramani wrote:
> I'm a situation way over my head. I'm trying to get sendmail 8.11.6
> running on a Redhat 7.3 box. Everytime I start up sendmail I see the
> following errors:

> Nov  6 07:37:01 admin sendmail[13582]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): No local
> mailer defined
> Nov  6 07:37:01 admin sendmail[13582]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
> QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set

> However the host is in the hosts file with the right IP address.
> There is an Mlocal line in sendmail.cf:
>
>  Mlocal,         P=/usr/bin/procmail, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qSPfhn9,

That seems to have a leading space.

> and there is a queue directory:

> O QueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue

> What could I be doing wrong. Please help!

Maybe you look at the wrong sendmail.cf file?

sendmail -bt -d0.13 < /dev/null

will show you the one that is used.

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Reply Claus 11/6/2003 4:01:47 PM

Thanks for replying Claus.

Claus A�mann <ca+sendmail(-no-copies-please)@mine.informatik.uni-kiel.de> wrote in message news:<bodr9b$5jd$1@zardoc.esmtp.org>...
> >  Mlocal,         P=/usr/bin/procmail, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qSPfhn9,
>
> That seems to have a leading space.

I just checked that, there is no space in the config. Just a
copy/paste issue.

> Maybe you look at the wrong sendmail.cf file?
>
> sendmail -bt -d0.13 < /dev/null
>
> will show you the one that is used.

Another detail. This machine has postfix running on it right now. The
ISP
only supports sendmail, so thats what the client wants me to do. The
source from which postfix was compiled was on the machine. I could see
nothing in the Makefile, or other scripts that would help me uninstall
postfix. Risking it I decided to install sendmail over postfix, using
rpm.
I'm going to reverse engineer the install script and remove postfix
properly and try this again tonight.

Will I be able to run the above command (sendmail -bt etc) while
postfix is running? I would like to have an MTA running at all times
if possible.

Thanks again for the help.
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Reply omacs (4) 11/6/2003 10:33:34 PM

Omi Chandiramani wrote:
> Thanks for replying Claus.
>
> Claus A�mann <ca+sendmail(-no-copies-please)@mine.informatik.uni-kiel.de> wrote in message news:<bodr9b$5jd$1@zardoc.esmtp.org>...
>
>>> Mlocal,         P=/usr/bin/procmail, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qSPfhn9,
>>
>>That seems to have a leading space.
>
>
> I just checked that, there is no space in the config. Just a
> copy/paste issue.
>
>
>>Maybe you look at the wrong sendmail.cf file?
>>
>>sendmail -bt -d0.13 < /dev/null
>>
>>will show you the one that is used.
>
>
> Another detail. This machine has postfix running on it right now. The
> ISP
> only supports sendmail, so thats what the client wants me to do.

I don't get this statement. It sounds like a lot of nonsense to me in
that postfix is perfectly capable of speaking smtp. Perhaps your ISP has
sendmail specific requirements such as AUTH that you haven't mentioned.
I think it would help if you tells.

> The
> source from which postfix was compiled was on the machine. I could see
> nothing in the Makefile, or other scripts that would help me uninstall
> postfix. Risking it I decided to install sendmail over postfix, using
> rpm.
> I'm going to reverse engineer the install script and remove postfix
> properly and try this again tonight.
>

Please have a look at ntsysv. THis is one of a number of programs that
help you control what startsup at boot time. I recommend it because I
know it works on RH73. Try it. Space toggles the selection, arrows take
you up and down the list and tab enables the exit buttons.

> Will I be able to run the above command (sendmail -bt etc) while
> postfix is running? I would like to have an MTA running at all times
> if possible.
>
> Thanks again for the help.

Do run this after you complete your install so that you can enable
sendmail and disable postfix at the same time.

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Reply gerry4653 (112) 11/7/2003 2:22:40 AM

Omi Chandiramani wrote:

> Will I be able to run the above command (sendmail -bt etc) while
> postfix is running? I would like to have an MTA running at all times
> if possible.

If you give it the path to the sendmail binary, not to the
postfix substitute: yes.

--
A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
 0
Reply Claus 11/7/2003 6:09:16 AM

Claus A�mann <ca+sendmail(-no-copies-please)@mine.informatik.uni-kiel.de> wrote in message news:<bofcuc$189$1@zardoc.esmtp.org>...
> Omi Chandiramani wrote:
>
> > Will I be able to run the above command (sendmail -bt etc) while
> > postfix is running? I would like to have an MTA running at all times
> > if possible.
>
> If you give it the path to the sendmail binary, not to the
> postfix substitute: yes.

The latest update is that I completely removed postfix by studying its
install script and writing another script that removed all files
installed. Then I re installed sendmail and updated the senmail.cf
file..

Things worked a lot better. Sendmail startup successfully, and was
routing incoming and outbound mail. However the above error messages
still are in the maillog, only now there is one more line:

Nov  7 15:37:00 admin sendmail[3728]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
/etc/sendmail.cf: line 342: readcf: option u: unknown user mail: No
such file or directory

That settle the issue of reading the right sendmail.cf file I think.
Line 342 of the cf file seems unrelated to the issue:

O SuperSafe=True

Like I said earlier inbound and outbound mail, and even AUTH is
working fine. What do these errors mean though - whats broken? And of
course what else can I try to fix it?

Thanks for the help Claus!
Omi
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Reply omacs (4) 11/7/2003 11:01:23 PM

"G. Roderick Singleton" <gerry@test.pathtech.org> wrote in message news:<QlDqb.4879$G1.22808@tor-nn1.netcom.ca>... > > Another detail. This machine has postfix running on it right now. The > > ISP > > only supports sendmail, so thats what the client wants me to do. > > I don't get this statement. It sounds like a lot of nonsense to me in > that postfix is perfectly capable of speaking smtp. Perhaps your ISP has > sendmail specific requirements such as AUTH that you haven't mentioned. > I think it would help if you tells. I agree with you that postfix is as capable for the task at hand.. in fact it is even working with AUTH (sasldb). However this is not a decision made by me, or something I can change. 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