solaris init.d

Rob V robbyv at DISASTER.COM
Wed May 14 17:19:10 IST 2003

Does the pkill -x MailScanner work for you?
Whenver I run that it still leaves behind several Mailscanner processes.

At 08:56 AM 5/14/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>I use these two on Solaris 9 on sparc.
>Derrick Georgiades
>POWER Engineers, Inc.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Lee [mailto:t.d.lee at DURHAM.AC.UK]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:04 AM
>Subject: Re: solaris init.d
>On Tue, 13 May 2003, Rob V wrote:
> > Does anyone have a good sendmail+mailscanner init.d start/stop script for
> > solaris?
>Alas, it is somewhat less straightforward than that.  Solaris' own
>sendmail "init.d" and its attendant "/etc/default/sendmail" change from
>release to release (e.g. from Solaris 8 to Solaris 9).  So it is better to
>edit what they give you on that machine, rather than import a complete,
>but probably wrong and potentially harmful, script from a repository.
>Now what MIGHT be worth exploring is whether the MailScanner distribution
>could include a little Solaris script that would determine the Solaris
>release and attempt to apply a relevant patch/diff to the "init.d" for
>that particular release.
>Naturally, a similar model might be applicable to the various releases of
>other OSes.  This might well be a job for the new "autoconf"-based stuff
>being planned for MailScanner.  (Yes, I'm aware that, in general, autoconf
>should, in general, be programmed for features, not OSes, but this might
>be a valid exception.)
>(Note to Julian:  You may recall that I contributed some autoconf stuff to
>MailScanner several months ago.  If you wish to explore the OS-dependent
>patching of "init.d" scripts, and to do so in an autoconf-driven way, then
>I'll be happy to exchange ideas with you.)
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