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Bug 77903

Summary: sendmail start-up script doesn't not use "DAEMON" variable
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Trevor Curtis <tcurtis>
Component: sendmailAssignee: Florian La Roche <laroche>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Trevor Curtis 2002-11-15 00:28:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
In the /etc/init.d/sendmail, the script does not use the "DAEMON" varible when
starting the sendmail daemon:

daemon /usr/sbin/sendmail -bd /

To me, this would suggest that the "-bd" would be used regardless of the value

The result is that the value of DAEMON in /etc/sysconfig/sendmail never gets
used, and sendmail always run in DAEMON "mode".

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Actual Results:  Sendmail always runs with "-bd" invoked.

Expected Results:  The script should read the DAEMON variable (from
/etc/sysconfig/sendmail) and apply it appropriately. 

something like this:
daemon /usr/sbin/sendmail $([ "$DAEMON" = yes ] && echo -bd) \
                                  $([ -n "$QUEUE" ] && echo -q$QUEUE)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2002-11-19 07:38:46 UTC has this fixed. Please reopen
if that does not work for you.


Florian La Roche