sendmail woes

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Apr 9 16:43:52 PDT 2003

On 2003-04-10 08:37, Brian Astill <bastill at> wrote:
>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.

What's your sendmail-related rc.conf part like?

	% grep -i sendmail /etc/rc.conf

- Giorgos

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