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Old 03-08-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy SENDMAIL - sm-client fails

I am using Mandrake 9 and installed sendmail and postfix. When i try to start sendmail, i get a message:

starting sm-client: sendmail: invalid option -- A

can't find useful information about sm-client.
Old 03-10-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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How are you starting sendmail?
What's the full command used...

It looks like the error doesn't like the -A option.
-A is invalid.
Old 05-07-2003, 06:36 PM   #3
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My problem with smclient is it starts but does not stop
when i do /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail stop

shutting down sendmail [ok]
shutting down sm-client [failed]

any suggestions
Old 07-17-2003, 03:58 AM   #4
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SENDMAIL - sm-client fails

Your not the only one ssrikant

I also have the same problem. I haven't changed the config since installation but now when logging out the sm-client fails to stop.

I'm using RHL 8.0. By the way I'm a complete linux newbie.

Old 08-09-2003, 02:30 PM   #5
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if you find out anything on the sm-client not stopping, let me know, i'm in the same boat, not able to send or receive mail at the moment through the server, please clue me in at,




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