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Bug 3749 - /usr/lib/sendmail-cf/ostype/linux.m4 accidently defines args for procmail
Summary: /usr/lib/sendmail-cf/ostype/linux.m4 accidently defines args for procmail
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-26 18:36 UTC by caret
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-01 13:06:03 UTC

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Description caret 1999-06-26 18:36:47 UTC
In /usr/lib/sendmail-cf/ostype/linux.m4, the definitions for
commented out, however, a `#' doesn't begin a comment in m4;
that is done with either a `divert(-1)' or a `dnl'.  The
result is that if you don't have a `MAILER(procmail)' in
your mc file, sendmail will try to invoke /bin/mail with
procmail's arguments.

The fix is to replace the `#'s with `dnl's.

Comment 1 leduc 1999-07-20 18:40:59 UTC
I have been having trouble with sendmail since I upgraded to 6.0.
Every now and then it wouldn't run.  I'd get: 431  0.0  0.0     0    0
?        Z    13:19   0:00 [sendmail <defunct>]

I couldn't kill it, nor restart sendmail.  I had to reboot.

This would allow me to send outgoing mail, but incoming would get:
fetchmail: reading message 35 of 54 (2643 octets) .fetchmail: SMTP
connect to localhost failed
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from groke

I just edited the file as indicated, and then used linuxconf to
regenerate the file.

Poof! All works.

I STRONGLY recommend that you put out  a new version of sendmail
immediately. I think it is positively negligent that you had a
solution, and have not supplied any relief to users.


Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-01 13:06:59 UTC
Fixed in sendmail-8.9.3-15.

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