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SubjectRe: Pre2.0-8 & Sendmail

Which sendmail is this in reference to?

Thanks!

Alex.

On Tue, 28 May 1996, Alain KNAFF wrote:

>
> >
> >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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