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liguorir 07-14-2003 10:01 PM

'Starting sendmail' hangs
While booting up Redhat, my system hangs for about five minutes at sendmail:

Loading lpd: [OK]
Loading sendmail:

I remember the last thing I did before seeing this 'hang' was trying to get remote printing to work.

Is this something with sendmail or lpd?

Anyone know what I can do to fix it?


Robert Liguori

sbilstein 07-14-2003 10:21 PM

i got that to wehn i installed, i just waited till redhat booted up and then i configured it to not start sendmail.

seabass55 07-14-2003 11:35 PM

Sounds like it can't find your hostname

TechX 07-20-2003 11:14 AM

What version of RedHat do you have?
Oh my RH9 system, it did that too, I just went to /etc/mail/ and edited the "local-host-names" file and added in my hostname (technologyx)

liguorir 07-20-2003 02:42 PM

I have Redhat 9.

What should the entry look like?

my system is called 'server', so I put that in the file, it didn't fix my problem.

Need I add the IP address?


Mathieu 07-20-2003 02:49 PM

Did you set the hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network

liguorir 07-20-2003 04:51 PM

It saids HOSTNAME= localhost.localdomain.

My system is 'server'

How should I update HOSTNAME?

Mathieu 07-20-2003 05:06 PM

Replace localhost.localdomain with server.

So the line in /etc/sysconfig/network should look like


liguorir 07-20-2003 06:19 PM

Not working.
That didn't work either.

Any more ideas?

BlackMage 07-20-2003 06:37 PM

try running:

sendmail -bd

as root. Then check if it is running ok with

ps -A | grep sendmail

If it's there simply enter:


to use the program

TechX 07-22-2003 05:39 PM

Re: Not working.

Originally posted by liguorir
That didn't work either.

Any more ideas?

Apparently my way didn't work either on mine :/

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