Rancid & Sendmail

Sean McNamara sean.mcnamara at villanova.edu
Wed Oct 9 14:51:12 UTC 2002


    This shouldn't be a problem at all.   It's not necessary to have 
sendmail running as a daemon (or configured beyond the default Sun 
package) in order to send mail from a machine.    Sendmail should still 
be installed; however, you can prevent it from daemonizing at startup by 
renaming the file /etc/rc2.d/S88sendmail to /etc/rc2.d/.S88sendmail 
(files starting with a dot will be ignored at boot).  

    Basically, to sum up: sendmail _is_ required to be installed in 
order to send messages with mail, but it does not need to run at 
startup, or have any non-default configuration performed.    Good luck..


BELMONT Christophe wrote:

>Hi all,
>I have a server running Solaris in production. I would like to install
>rancid but I would prefer not to install sendmail on this machine
>(sendmail is huge and not really trivial to administrate) since rancid
>should be able to send an email using normal "mail" command. I would
>like to know if it's possible to do that and how?
>Thanks in advance,
>Christophe Belmont
>Network Engineer
>Tel : +33 6 81 73 29 56

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