unable to write pid to sendmail.pid

James D. Parra Jamesp at MUSICREPORTS.COM
Mon Aug 1 23:44:32 IST 2005

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>Try running:
>	/etc/init.d/sendmail stop
>	/etc/init.d/MailScanner stop
>Wait a minute or two, then run:
>	killall sendmail
>	service MailScanner start

Sadly, the same thing occurs;

Aug  1 15:30:12 sendmail-out[26867]: unable to write pid to
/var/run/sendmail.pid: file in use by another process

I wonder if MailScanner is starting multiple instances of sendmail.


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