sendmail-8.9.1/Linux: Cannot open aliases.db

sendmail-8.9.1/Linux: Cannot open aliases.db

Post by Richard Stevens » Tue, 17 Nov 1998 04:00:00




>I am trying to install sendmail-8.9.1 on this Linux box. When I restart
>sendmail it complains it cannot open /etc/aliases.db. This file exists with
>the right permssions/ownership.

AFAIK, the new version is much more fussy about directory permissions.  The
logfile entry generated by this error should tell you exactly what Sendmail
thinks is wrong.

Cheers

Richard

 
 
 

sendmail-8.9.1/Linux: Cannot open aliases.db

Post by Stefan David » Tue, 17 Nov 1998 04:00:00



>I am trying to install sendmail-8.9.1 on this Linux box. When I restart
>sendmail it complains it cannot open /etc/aliases.db. This file exists with
>the right permssions/ownership.

What is the output of `egrep AliasFile /etc/sendmail.cf' ?

Does this mention /etc/aliases? If not you'll have to move your aliases file or
amend /etc/sendmail.cf appropriately. I know my /etc/sendmail.cf expects it
in /etc/mail/aliases.

HTH

Stefan

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