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Old 12-26-2002, 01:35 AM   #1
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Sendmail /etc/mail/virtusertable headache!

Hi everybody,
I'm using Sun Enterprise 250 machine, installed with Solaris 8. Recently I downloaded the latest version of sendmail (which is sendmail-8.12.6 ) , and compiled it with this command:

./Build NROFF=nroff MANDOC= install

This ran without a problem. Then i edited my (which is ) file like so:

VERSIONID(`$Id:,v 8.13 2001/06/27 21:46:30 gshapiro Exp $')
FEATURE(virtusertable, 'dbm /etc/mail/virtusertable')dnl

Then I ran ./Build

This also ran without a hitch. Then I went about following the steps in this how-to:

Evertyhing was ok, or so I thought. But when I ran this command:

makemap /etc/mail/virtusertable < virtusertable.txt

I found out that the /etc/mail/virtualusertable file was not created! Hmm..funny. The virtusertable.txt file is where i put in my virtual user table (since I plan to do virtual hosting). But I fear because of the nonexistent /etc/mail/virtusertable, it wouldnt work. I was right. When I ran this command to test it:

sendmail -bt

Then I typed in this command:

> /map virtuser

I got this error message:

dbm map "virtuser": missing map file /etc/mail/virtusertable''
map_lookup: virtuser ( no match (75)

What's the problem? I think I've followed the instruction quite clearly ( the keyword is ' i think' )...i dont understand. How come my /etc/mail/virtusertable is not created? Even when I created it manually, i still got the same error..


Old 12-26-2002, 06:42 AM   #2
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Apparently Sendmail went through some major revision. The sample you are using is from the old version of the text, this is the new version < > covering the new updated Sendmail.
Old 12-26-2002, 07:30 PM   #3
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D*mn, just what i need at this deadline

yeah this is so different from sendmail version 8.10.x that I used before...and so many features and files I'm not familiar with

Anybody got a link that has a guide on how to configure sendmail 8.12 ?

Thanks Gtkuser


Last edited by katana; 12-26-2002 at 07:32 PM.
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