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  1. #1

    sendmail problem

    As I restart my sendmail I am gettinng an error as below plz help.

    [[email protected] mail]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail restart
    Shutting down sendmail: [FAILED]
    Starting sendmail: /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail: line 4: 3986 Bus error /usr/bin/newaliases >/dev/null 2>&1
    [[email protected] mail]#


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Perth, WA

    re:sendmail problem

    The bus error message is a bit concerning. It may indicate the system has trouble writing to the disk. You should review your messages and/or kernel log files in /var/log or /var/adm and check for other disk related errors.

    You could try copying the contents of the aliases file into a new file, removing the old one, renaming the new file to aliases and then running newaliases again.

    This would put a new file ona different section of disk and may allow you to rebuild your aliases.

    Either way, check for errors, and possible to a fsck on the affected disk asap, after making a backup of any data possible.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Did it ever work, or is this a new install/upgrade? Did you compile it, or did you install a binary version?

    What version of sendmail?

    If it's not a disk write problem, it might be a problem with the binary.

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