I've recently installed the InfoMagic Slakware April '97 relase. I
previously had the December '96 Slakware - which worked quite well. I've run
into two frustrating problems with the new install that I cannot quite figure
out and could use some suggestion / direction with.
I have read the relevant HOWTOS, searched DejaNews, and fiddled a bit. The
man pages are somewhat helpful, but don't address the problems I'm having.
1. When booting, lpd reports:
1997-05-20-09:05:18 lpd Get_local_host: hostname 'dynamic220' bad
and when I print (lpr -Plws360) to my previously configured
printer, I get:
Get_local_host: hostname 'dynamic220' bad
Under the previous install (with the older lpd / lpr), I had my
printer configured and working just fine. I'm running
dhcpcd-0.65 to get my IP address, so the hostname will change
whenever I get a new IP.
I'd really like to be able to print, and I'd prefer to use the
newer lprNG and lpd - rather than just removing it and installing
the old lpr / lpd stuff.
2. Under the 'old' (Dec '96) install, I had installed
sendmail-8.8.5-ELF (binaries) by hand (following the instructions
with the executables. This time (April '97), I let the setup
program install sendmail, and just copied my saved
/etc/sendmail.cf into place. Mail does work (locally and remote)
without a problem, but I had several scripts that used 'mail
-s <subject> <recipient>' that no longer work. If I do a 'mail
-s ...', I get
55 (9:11am)dynamic220::ttyp1 ~> mail -s "Foo" alklein
CORRECT>rmail -s "Foo" alklein (y|n|e|a)? no
mail: Command not found.
I have no mail executable. I've got sendmail and mail.local
though. How do I get mail -s back? It's not in the
sendmail-8.8.5-ELF tar on sendmail.org or sunsite. For now I'm
using elm -s, but I really would prefer to use mail -s.
Any suggestions or advice on how to deal with either of these
problems would be appreciated. Pointers to documentation or
references with explanation of how to solve either of these problems
would also be useful.
Thanks for any assistance.
Adam L. Klein