[rancid] Re: RANCID Log Messages: "sendmail: not found" with no mailed diffs

Traiano Welcome twelcome at tenet.ac.za
Thu Sep 17 14:27:52 UTC 2009

Hi Ron

Ron Whitney wrote:
>> That was also my first suspicion, but I've checked that I can 
>> still use sendmail on my server ( "| sendmail -t" as is used in the 
>> control_rancid script).
> Can you still use sendmail when logged in as the rancid user?  IOW,
> could this be a path/permissions issue?  Just a thought.

I've tested this bit as well, it doesn't look like a paths/permissions 
issue. When I su to rancid and test using my script, I get a mail. 
Here's the output of the sendmail wrapper when called by the rancid user:

% id
uid=1007(rancid) gid=1007(rancid) groups=1007(rancid)

% which sendmail

% sendmail
Exim is a Mail Transfer Agent. It is normally called by Mail User Agents,
not directly from a shell command line. Options and/or arguments control
what it does when called. For a list of options, see the Exim documentation.

% pwd

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