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    SubjectRe: Pre2.0-8 & Sendmail
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    >I just upgraded from 1.3.100 to Pre2.0-8 and it appears that sendmail has
    >broke. Whenever anyone attemps to sendmail from this system or incomming
    >mail from the "outside" world appears, I get the following error message:
    >
    >May 28 08:05:31 mike sendmail[217]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): cannot
    >lockf(/etc/aliases.dir, fd=6, type=1, omode=37777777777, euid=0): Device
    >or resource busy
    >
    >Rebooting back into 1.3.100 corrects the problem so I belive all my
    >permissions and things are fine. I would really like to check out the new
    >PPP fixes, but can't untill I get this problem fixed.

    In recent kernels, it is now forbidden for a same process to hold
    lockf and flock locks, in order to avoid dead locks. Apparently
    sendmail does this. I had the same problem, upgraded sendmail, and it
    went away.
    However, this new sendmail has a new problem: it has an attitude :-(
    In order to fix this, locate the definitions of the smtp, esmtp and
    relay mailers, and add 8 to the flags:

    Mesmtp, P=[IPC], F=8mDFMuXa, S=11/31, R=21, E=\r\n,
    ^

    Alain


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