cron mail problem solved
frank at shute.org.uk
Mon Jun 15 13:34:13 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:11:14AM +0200, DA Forsyth wrote:
> Why do I become so clever AFTER asking for help?
> Anyhow, I have solved the cron not sending email problem.
> The cron log file contains lines like this
> NSSWITCH(nss_method_lookup): nis, group_compat, setgrent, not found
> which when searched for produces the page at
> So I have edited my /etc/nsswitch.conf to have
> group: files
> password: files
> (instead of 'compat')
> and now it works again.
> I guess I must have installed that file in the upgrade during my
> glazed mergemaster phase of 'esc i enter' to install all those files
> whose only difference is the $Id$ tag (why do they bother?)
You can get mergemaster to ignore those cvs tags. In
IGNORE_FILES='/etc/motd /etc/mail/mailer.conf /etc/printcap'
The 2nd line above tells diff to ignore lines that match that RE.
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