crond fails quietly if /usr/sbin/sendmail is missing

John Hood jh at
Thu Sep 14 18:06:43 PDT 2006

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 07:51:05PM -0400, John Hood wrote:
> >Description:
> If cron's job-running child fails to exec /usr/sbin/sendmail and the
> cron job writes to stdout, hijinks ensue

I reported this cron bug a while ago.  Anybody?  Anybody?

ISTR the cron job will get SIGPIPE on any failure of sendmail that
causes its pipe to close early, not just failure-to-exec.


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