Rancid & Sendmail

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Wed Oct 9 18:08:30 UTC 2002

Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 10:51:12AM -0400, Sean McNamara:
> Christophe,
>     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).  

btw, if you do this, you will want to have a cron job that periodically
runs the queue (sendmail -q).  so, if a message is temporarily 
undeliverable, it will be retried.

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