[rancid] Release Authorised RANCID Email Issue

Tom Simpson tosimpson at forchtgroup.com
Wed Apr 3 13:20:32 UTC 2013

You can make an alias for sendmail to postfix, it should already be there with CentOS.... What version of Cent are you running?

Tom Simpson
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From: rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net [rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] on behalf of Browne, Sean [Sean.Browne at boeingdefence.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 9:18 AM
To: heasley
Cc: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: Re: [rancid] Release Authorised RANCID Email Issue

Heasley nailed it.

I found "/usr/libexec/rancid/control_rancid: line 503: sendmail: command not found"

So sendmail is not installed.  Is there somewhere I can tell RANCID to use postfix instead?

Thanks a lot!

Sean Browne

-----Original Message-----
From: heasley [mailto:heas at shrubbery.net]
Sent: 03 April 2013 14:02
To: Browne, Sean
Subject: Re: [rancid] Release Authorised RANCID Email Issue

Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 11:13:39AM +0100, Browne, Sean:
> Hi all,
> I have RANCID up and running with ViewVC for web CVS access.
> It works great via the web interface but it is not sending emails when a change occurs.
> The change appears in the web-interface but RANCID does not appear to try to send emails. (There is nothing in /var/log/maillog).
> I CAN send test messages to and from the RANCID user on the RANCID (Centos) server and they arrive to my / the external email address.
> The problem seems to be RANCID not attempting to send messages.
> I have the following in my /etc/aliases file.
> rancid:                                                  myemailaddress
> rancid-group1:                                  rancid
> rancid-admin-group1:                    rancid
> rancid-group2:                                  rancid
> rancid-admin-group2:                    rancid
> rancid-group3:                                  rancid
> rancid-admin-group3:                    rancid
> Any ideas as to what the problem might be?

look at the log files for the groups.  maybe it can't run sendmail.
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