Obscure sendmail error after installing latest MS

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 08:37:37 GMT 2006

On 22/03/06, Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> wrote:
> I installed 4.51.6 today on a CentOS 4.3 system. So far everything seems
> to be fine, but I'm getting this error when starting the service:
> incoming sendmail: Warning: Cannot use HostStatusDirectory = .hoststat: No
> such file or directory
> So it comes from sendmail, but it's not clear why it happens. The
> directory indeed didn't exist in /var/spool/mqueue on CentOS, so I created
> it and I can see that sendmail uses it just fine and mail comes in. But
> the error doesn't go away. Also, I don't get this error when starting the
> sendmail service by its own, only when starting MailScanner (which then
> starts sendmail). The error isn't written to the mail log, only to the
> console.
> I think this is some permission/user-related race-condition error. Like MS
> doesn't start it with sufficient priviledges.
> Any hints?
> Kai
> --
> Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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Not being a sendmail guru, but... Logically, this seems to be a
difference between the two queues then... Do you have it in both
mqueue and mqueue.in? Same perms/owner?

-- Glenn
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