Re: Sol2.1 Question [summary of sendmail "gotchas"]

From: Paul Mickel (mickel@OES.ORST.EDU)
Date: Mon May 24 1993 - 18:50:40 CDT

In article <>, (Per Hedeland) writes:
|> In article <C7CKDC.GEz@news.Hawaii.Edu> (Bob Cunningham) writes:
|> >The fact that the mail spool directory is /var/mail under Solaris2 doesn't
|> >have any effect on files. Sendmail itself does not actually
|> >have anything to do with that directory. It's the local delivery program
|> >(/bin/mail) and the mail user agents (mailx, mailtool, etc.) that have
|> >to know where that spool directory is.
|> Yes, this is the way it's supposed to be - but do a
|> 'strings - /usr/lib/sendmail | grep /var' on both SunOS 4.x and 5.x, and
|> be surprised... The reason for this is of course the ugly 'OR' hack.
|> Still, it is correct that it doesn't have any effect on, but
|> under the circumstances I don't think this is a feature...

On a related note, does anyone know why IDA sendmail dumps core w/ a bus error when
one tries to freeze the configuration file? It seems to work w/ the sendmail.fc
that came with it, but not when I do it by hand.

We are running a SS10/41, Solaris 2.1. I can't remember the version of IDA sendmail
exactly, but I think that it is 1.4.1

I will summarize for the grp, so email responses are preferred.

Paul M. Mickel
Sysadmin, Oregon Extension Service	   Corvallis, OR 97331
Database Programmer, Teledyne Wah Chang    Albany, OR 
Disclaimer: Neither employer has *ever* claimed any of my opinions.

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