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Old 12-19-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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sendmail remove error

Hi all,

Evolution email client was crashing on me recently and had to send a message home to its mothership. It needed to install sendmail to send the message, but since using apt-get to install it I have been getting an error from sendmail that causes and annoying pause on startup that lasts a long time.

I am running Ubuntu 6.0.6 LTS

Here's the sequence of messages on boot:


* Reading files needed to boot ... [ok]
* Preparing restricted drivers ... [ok]
* Start basic networking ... [ok]
rm: Cannot remove `/etc/ : Read-only file system
make: *** [] Error 1
Updating auth ...
/usr/share/sendmail/update_auth: line 98 : Cannot create temp file for here document: Read-only file system
Creating /etc/mail/relay-domains
# Optional file ...
A forced reload ...
** You should issue `/etc/init.d/sendmail reload **
Mail Transport Agent: Sendmail is not running

I tried renaming /etc/init.d/ to sendmail.cfo . That had no effect. I also tried removing the altogether and that also had no effect. I also tried going into /etc/rcd.2 (runlevel 2 is the default for Ububuntu) and renamed S21Sendmail to _S21Sendmail in order to disable it, but that also had no effect.

Any further help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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