Ruben de Groot
fbsd-q at bzerk.org
Wed Apr 9 22:48:04 PDT 2003
On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 08:37:07AM +0930, Brian Astill typed:
> Ruben de Groot wrote:
> >On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:46:30PM +0930, Brian Astill typed:
> >>bra at BAPhD /etc/mail #make stop ; make restart
> >>Stopping:/etc/rc.sendmail: stop-mta: /var/run/sendmail.pid not found
> >>/etc/rc.sendmail: stop-mspq: /var/spool/clientmqueue/sm-client.pid not
> >>Restarting:/etc/rc.sendmail: restart-mta: /var/run/sendmail.pid not found
> >>/etc/rc.sendmail: restart-mspq: /var/spool/clientmqueue/sm-client.pid
> >>not found
> >>What does this tell us - other than that sendmail still isn't loading?
> >It tells us that sendmail wasn't running. You can neither stop nor restart
> >something that wasn't started in the first place. Try make start.
> Actually, I went one better than that - I rebooted! Sendmail still just
> sat there and did not start.
> It's a puzzle.
It is. But IMO rebooting is not a very good troubleshooting technique.
Are there any error messages when you issue the command
"/bin/sh /etc/rc.sendmail start" ?
Any clues in /var/log/maillog or /var/log/messages ?
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