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* Can't exec /usr/sbin/sendmail  (After Kernel Install) ??
@ 2001-10-08 22:03 Peter Moscatt
  2001-10-09 12:50 ` Richard B. Johnson
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Peter Moscatt @ 2001-10-08 22:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linux Kernel Mailing List

I have just recently compiled my first kernel (2.4.10)
onto my Mandrake 8.0 system.

All seems to be working fine, so I had a look at the
'dmesg' file in /var/log just to see it any errors
were appearing.

I have noticed that the following is occuring:

Oct 8 19:46:53 qld anacron[818]: Job 'cron.daily'
terminate (mailing output)
Oct 8 19:46:53 qld anacron[1302]: Can't exec
/usr/sbin/sendmail: No such file or directory
Oct 8 19:46:53 qld anacron[818]: Tried to mail output
to job 'cron.daily', but mailer process
(/usr/sbin/sendmail) exited with status 1
Oct 8 19:46:53 qld anacron[818]: Normal exit (1 jobs
run)


Is it just a matter or installing sendmail and all
will be sweet again ?

Pete

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* Re: Can't exec /usr/sbin/sendmail  (After Kernel Install) ??
  2001-10-08 22:03 Can't exec /usr/sbin/sendmail (After Kernel Install) ?? Peter Moscatt
@ 2001-10-09 12:50 ` Richard B. Johnson
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Richard B. Johnson @ 2001-10-09 12:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Peter Moscatt; +Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List

On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, Peter Moscatt wrote:

> I have just recently compiled my first kernel (2.4.10)
> onto my Mandrake 8.0 system.
> 
> All seems to be working fine, so I had a look at the
> 'dmesg' file in /var/log just to see it any errors
> were appearing.
> 
> I have noticed that the following is occuring:
> 
> Oct 8 19:46:53 qld anacron[818]: Job 'cron.daily'
> terminate (mailing output)
> Oct 8 19:46:53 qld anacron[1302]: Can't exec
> /usr/sbin/sendmail: No such file or directory

Merely installing a new kernel should not have affected any
of the executables. First, see if the file exists:

ls -la /usr/sbin/sendmail

If it doesn't, try to find it:

which sendmail

or:


find / -name "sendmail"

If it doesn't exist, find it in your distribution and install it.
You can actually just do the following from the root account:

cp /wherever_on_distribution/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail
chown 0.0 /usr/sbin/sendmail
chmod 4755 /usr/sbin/sendmail

If it exists somewhere else, like  /usr/sendmail, do:

ln -s /usr/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail

It may exist in /lost+found. If so, don't use it. It's probably
corrupt, having been put there by fsck during startup.

If it does exist, try to find out why it blows up when being
executed, do:

strace /usr/sbin/sendmail -q

If that works, try:

strace /usr/sbin/sendmail

It should print a message and wait for input if it's working. Just
^C out. It seems to work.

Otherwise, see from strace, what system call failed and report it.


Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

    I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
    attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
    was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.



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