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Old 07-14-2003, 10:01 PM   #1
liguorir
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'Starting sendmail' hangs


While booting up Redhat, my system hangs for about five minutes at sendmail:


Loading lpd: [OK]
Loading sendmail:


I remember the last thing I did before seeing this 'hang' was trying to get remote printing to work.

Is this something with sendmail or lpd?

Anyone know what I can do to fix it?

Thanks,

Robert Liguori
 
Old 07-14-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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i got that to wehn i installed, i just waited till redhat booted up and then i configured it to not start sendmail.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 11:35 PM   #3
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Sounds like it can't find your hostname
 
Old 07-20-2003, 11:14 AM   #4
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What version of RedHat do you have?
Oh my RH9 system, it did that too, I just went to /etc/mail/ and edited the "local-host-names" file and added in my hostname (technologyx)
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:42 PM   #5
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I have Redhat 9.

What should the entry look like?

my system is called 'server', so I put that in the file, it didn't fix my problem.

Need I add the IP address?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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Did you set the hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network
 
Old 07-20-2003, 04:51 PM   #7
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It saids HOSTNAME= localhost.localdomain.

My system is 'server'

How should I update HOSTNAME?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:06 PM   #8
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Replace localhost.localdomain with server.

So the line in /etc/sysconfig/network should look like
Code:
HOSTNAME=server
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:19 PM   #9
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Question Not working.

That didn't work either.

Any more ideas?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:37 PM   #10
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try running:

sendmail -bd

as root. Then check if it is running ok with

ps -A | grep sendmail

If it's there simply enter:

sendmail

to use the program
 
Old 07-22-2003, 05:39 PM   #11
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Re: Not working.

Quote:
Originally posted by liguorir
That didn't work either.

Any more ideas?
Apparently my way didn't work either on mine :/
 
  


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