I just installed the April '97 InfoMagic developer release of Slakware. Nice
package - shadow passwords, updated libs, etc.
Only a few problems I've run into that I could use some guidance / reference
1. lprNG - read the man page and looked around DejaNews, but cannot
find reference or instruction on how to convert old (standard
Slakware lpr) to new version. Any good documentation or
2. When starting up - lpd yells at me...
1997-05-19-11:54:35 lpd Get_local_host: hostname 'dynamic220' bad
I also get warnings in /var/log/messages
May 18 14:20:30 klein lpd: Get_local_host: hostname 'klein' bad
I strongly suspect this goes to my network configuration - I'm
using a DHCP-assigned IP address (using dhcpcd)
My /etc/networks & /etc/hosts have nothing but
I've got no /etc/hostname, and my /etc/HOSTNAME is
I'm a novice when it comes to networking - the rest of my
networking setup and the old lpd / lpr (in the Dec Infomagic
Slakware release worked just fine).
3. mail (Mail) / Sendmail - cannot use 'mail -s' anymore.
In my previous install of sendmail (8.8.5-ELF), I had a few
scripts that used 'mail -s <subject> <username>' with no
problem. After the re-install, I've got no 'mail' executable. I
used the standard 'sendmail' install with the setup and copied my
old (worked fine for several months /etc/sendmail.cf) over to the
new system. After installing the mail.local manually, everything
except mail -s works. I get:
111 (12:03pm)dynamic220::ttyp0 ~> mail -s "foo" alklein
CORRECT>rmail -s "foo" alklein (y|n|e|a)? no
mail: Command not found.
A friend suggested that I was missing the 'Mail' (BSD?)
executable... I un-tarred my old sendmail-8.8.5-ELF and checked -
no 'Mail' or 'mail' executable there.
Advice on some or any of these issues would be greatly appreciated - if
there's something I need to read, please point it out - I've read the HOWTOS,
Adam L. Klein