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Old 04-23-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Smile APC UPS - apcupsd on Ubuntu 8.04 not sending emails


Hello, I have an Ubuntu 8.04 server running a samba domain and I have the computer attached to a APC UPS. I installed apcupsd via apt-get. The software runs smooth, it detects the powerouts and acts accordingly (it shuts down the computer when 3 mins of power remaining) but it doesn't notify me via email. Thing is I use ssmtp, i configured it good, modified the onbattery and offbattery scripts, they work when i call them via ./ or sh but not on power loss. they even work when i try "./apccontrol onbattery" or "./onbattery" . I receive the email. but they won't work when the power goes out or in again. What can I do?

permissions are ok, script files look like this:

# This shell script if placed in /etc/apcupsd
# will be called by /etc/apcupsd/apccontrol when the UPS
# goes on batteries.
# We send an email message to root to notify him.
ssmtp < a

exit 0

and the "a" file:

Subject: Power Alert

The Samba Server power supply is out!!!

I don't know what to do, i tryed almost everything. Any ideea is wellcome. Thanks guys and have a nice day
Old 04-24-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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It's possible the application does not have permissions to enter the directory the script is in.

Try to run it from /tmp with permissions or ownership of the apc programs owner/group.


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