Problem w/ vacation prg using NFS under 6.0p2

Ted Wisniewski ted at
Wed Jan 18 05:16:37 PST 2006

I am using 6.0-RELEASE-p2 (SMP PAE kernel) and have noticed that the vacation 
program does not work properly when the .vacation.db is on an NFS partition.   

The following shows up in the mailllog:

Jan 18 07:56:59 mail sendmail[70185]: k0ICuv3r070159: to="| /usr/bin/vacation 
testuser", ctladdr=testuser at (1388/100), delay=00:00:02, 
xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=60954, dsn=5.6.0, stat=Data format error

The same setup has been working on a 4.11 system forever.  I have tried 
compiling vacation from the sendmail source (even tried the version from the 
4.11 system).  I tried it under 5.4 (non PAE kernel), same behavior. This is 
definitely a problem that appears to be in 5.4 and 6.0.

Any Ideas?

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