sendmail issues - make fails to create aliases.db in /etc/mail

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Jan 12 18:09:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010, Jim wrote:

> make in /etc/mail fails (silently) to create aliases.db. I touched all
> the source files I modified to make sure they would be rebuilt (since
> the last rebuild failed).

Just tried it here successfully, although I'd usually do newaliases.

> [root at mail-jail /etc/mail]# /usr/sbin/sendmail -v -bi
> -OAliasFile=/etc/mail/aliases
> sendmail: -O option ignored
> postalias: dict_eval: const  Postfix
> postalias: open hash /etc/aliases

Looks like you're using postfix pretending to be sendmail.  Evidently 
postfix doesn't build aliases.db the same way.  You might try 

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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