sendmail error after trying to start mailscanner

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Thu Feb 5 19:00:22 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 18:48, Travis Zadikem wrote:
> Quick question on a Mandrake 9.1 install.  I have downloaded the rpm of
> MailScanner 4.26.8-1 and after stopping sendmail and starting
> Mailscanner I was getting an error about the Module  So, I
> installed that module.  Now when I try to start MailScanner I get the
> following error (with sendmail stopped): incoming sendmail: sendmail:
> invalid option -- O
> sendmail: fatal: usage: sendmail [options]
> where can I fix this problem at.

Absurd as it sounds I think your problem is that you actually have
postfix installed, not sendmail!  The error message above is in the
format postfix uses for reporting errors, sendmail looks differnt

Mandrake uses Debian's 'alternatives' system, which means that sendmail
is a symlink to /etc/alternatives/mta - which in turn is a symlink to
whichever mta you have installed.

so either configure mailscanner/postfix to work together or, if you have
already installed sendmail use the update-alternatives command to change
the configuration.
If sendmail isn't installed...

rpm -e postfix
rpm -i sendmail

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