solaris init.d

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed May 14 17:50:56 IST 2003

At 17:19 14/05/2003, you wrote:
>Does the pkill -x MailScanner work for you?
>Whenver I run that it still leaves behind several Mailscanner processes.

Still there after 5 - 10 seconds? MailScanner cleans up after itself when
killed, which does take a few seconds.

>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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