sendmail woes

Brian Astill bastill at
Wed Apr 9 16:06:39 PDT 2003

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/ not found
>>/etc/rc.sendmail: stop-mspq: /var/spool/clientmqueue/ not found
>>Restarting:/etc/rc.sendmail: restart-mta: /var/run/ not found
>>/etc/rc.sendmail: restart-mspq: /var/spool/clientmqueue/ 
>>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.


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