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Old 08-19-2003, 12:00 AM   #1
rspurlock
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Help w/ Sendmail on RH9


I've scoured the Internet for answers but none presented have helped.

I've installed a vanilla version of Red Hat Linux 9 plus security updates. When starting Sendmail i get the following:

No local mailer defined
QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set

This happens no matter what I do. The sendmail.cf file exists in /etc/mail and I can make changes to the sendmail.mc file and create new sendmail.cf files until I bleed. No changes I've seen so far have worked. It should be running off the line.

It should be set up to only send out mail from the localhost only. It's a hosting box so no incoming mail is allowed...yet so all incoming should be blocked by the ipchains.

If anyone has run into this issue, please let me know. I have 3 boxes now that have the same problem and have no clue why it's happening. Here's the basic sendmail.mc file I'm using.

divert(-1)dnl
include(`/usr/share/sendmail-cf/m4/cf.m4')dnl
VERSIONID(`setup for Red Hat Linux')dnl
OSTYPE(`linux')dnl
define(`confDEF_USER_ID',``8:12'')dnl
define(`confTRUSTED_USER', `smmsp')dnl
define(`confTO_CONNECT', `1m')dnl
define(`confTRY_NULL_MX_LIST',true)dnl
define(`confDONT_PROBE_INTERFACES',true)dnl
define(`PROCMAIL_MAILER_PATH',`/usr/bin/procmail')dnl
define(`ALIAS_FILE', `/etc/aliases')dnl
define(`UUCP_MAILER_MAX', `2000000')dnl
define(`confUSERDB_SPEC', `/etc/mail/userdb.db')dnl
define(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS', `authwarnings,novrfy,noexpn,restrictqrun')dnl
define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A')dnl
define(`confTO_IDENT', `0')dnl
FEATURE(`no_default_msa',`dnl')dnl
FEATURE(`smrsh',`/usr/sbin/smrsh')dnl
FEATURE(`mailertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(`virtusertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(redirect)dnl
FEATURE(always_add_domain)dnl
FEATURE(use_cw_file)dnl
FEATURE(use_ct_file)dnl
FEATURE(local_procmail,`',`procmail -t -Y -a $h -d $u')dnl
FEATURE(`access_db',`hash -T<TMPF> -o /etc/mail/access.db')dnl
FEATURE(`blacklist_recipients')dnl
EXPOSED_USER(`root')dnl
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, Name=MTA')dnl
FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl
LOCAL_DOMAIN(`localhost.localdomain')dnl
MAILER(smtp)dnl
MAILER(local)dnl


Thanks!

Rob
 
Old 08-19-2003, 07:09 AM   #2
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Check the value of the entry

O QueueDirectory

in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

It should be something like /var/spool/mqueue

Also check the rights on the queue directory /var/spool/mqueue

An afterthought ... hope your /etc/mail/sendmail.cf is not empty.

Last edited by ppuru; 08-19-2003 at 07:16 AM.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 08:07 AM   #3
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QueueDirectory

Thanks for the fast reply!

Here's what the sendmail.cf says about the queuedirectory:

# queue directory
O QueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue

It does exist. I've tried everything i can think of. I've redone the sendmail.cf file several times trying to use procmail, local, smtp and it always creates a sendmail.cf file so it does exist (which is a good thing).

Thanks!

Ro
 
Old 08-19-2003, 08:27 AM   #4
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Is procmail on your system?

Cheers--
Charles
 
Old 08-19-2003, 08:59 AM   #5
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This is the only way I know to check for procmail. The rpm was installed as part of the install.

[root@ns-rhweb root]# rpm -q procmail
procmail-3.22-9


Maybe it's not really there?

I downloaded the rpm myself and forced in install on top of that. Am I missing a configuration problem?

Thanks!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 09:18 AM   #6
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What are the permissions on /var/spool/mqueue. Is is something like

drwxr-xr-x 2 root mail 4096 Aug 19 12:09 mqueue
 
Old 08-19-2003, 09:21 AM   #7
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The permissions are as follows

drwx------ 2 root mail 4096 Mar 26 09:56 mqueue
 
Old 08-19-2003, 10:43 AM   #8
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More info

When I run the command sendmail -v I get the following also:

[root@ns-rhweb mail]# sendmail -v
Warning: .cf file is out of date: sendmail 8.12.8 supports version 10, .cf file is version 0
No local mailer defined
QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set

Anyone? I'm beyond stumped.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 12:14 PM   #9
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Talking FIXED!

Thanks everyone for your help. The solution was quite simple and thanks to a nice man at sendmail he found it in short order. The problem was the submit.cf file was zero. When I updated the RPM for a security fix, it moved the submit.cf. After renaming the .rpmnew version and reloading it works like a charm.

Thanks!!
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:22 PM   #10
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That's it!

Thanks for the post!! I had the exact same problem. Thanks for posting the solution.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 06:29 AM   #11
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I had the same problem.
This is what I had to add to my sendmail.mc file.

# queue directory
OQ/var/spool/mqueue
O QueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue

I found that I need both lines to satisfy sendmail.
Also, are you using the m4 processor to update your sendmail.cf file after you make changes to sendmail.mc?

[root@anubis mail]# m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
 
Old 12-09-2003, 11:11 PM   #12
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OK what???

What was the fix for renaming? I tried that and it just zapped the file made it zero again and friggin still wont work!!!@!
 
  


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