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Old 10-05-2001, 02:33 PM   #1
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can't makemap local-host-names in sendmail

I have a local-host-names file like this;
# local-host-names - include all aliases for your machine here.

when I try to use makemap on it, I get the following error.

[root@development mail]# makemap hash /etc/mail/local-host-names < /etc/mail/local-host-names
makemap: /etc/mail/local-host-names: line 2: no RHS for LHS
makemap: /etc/mail/local-host-names: line 3: no RHS for LHS
makemap: /etc/mail/local-host-names: line 4: no RHS for LHS
[root@development mail]#
[root@development mail]# ls

but it doesn't say in the documentation that there should be a RHS, only that this file should list the aliases for the machine.

Any ideas


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Old 09-09-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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sendmail local-host-names

I am not one of the most well versed in linux but I believe you do not use a makemap hash command for the local-host-names file. All you do is restart your sendmail service using the '/etc/init.d/sendmail restart' command for more information on configuring sendmail use this wonderful article someone else composed
Old 09-09-2003, 09:21 PM   #3
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You didn't need to makemap hash your local-host-names. Just do service sendmail restart and everything will be on the right way.

I am also using sendmail, and i also have local-host-names but i never do makemap, all i do just restart the sendmail daemon and everything working in the right path.


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