Sendmail Upgrade

Paul Houselander housey at
Fri Mar 24 11:05:49 GMT 2006

Was posted by someone yesterday, donwloaded them and just did an rpm -Uvh
sendmail* and went on without any problems, tested quite ab bit of a test
system first though.


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Subject: Re: Sendmail Upgrade

On 24.03.2006 10:04, Paul Houselander wrote:

>I upgraded sendmail on my Fedora Core 2 system

how ?

>to 8.13.6,

from where ?

> I was on 8.12.....

$ wget -cr
$ rpm -qp --changelog --nosignature
| head
* Mi Mär 22 2006 Jesse Keating <jkeating at> - 8.12.11-4.26.legacy

- fixed VU#834865 (#186277)

* Fr Apr 16 2004 Dan Walsh <dwalsh at> 8.12.11-4.6

- Fix selinuxenabled location

* Do Apr 08 2004 Dan Walsh <dwalsh at> 8.12.11-4.5

>I thought this could be due to my "Lock Type" setting in MailScanner.conf,

mailscanner 0.0.0-0  ?

> I have it set to
>Lock Type =
>and the comments say it defaults to posix which should be ok for 8.13?

my fc3 sendmail @home

---- /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf ----
# How to lock spool files.
# Don't set this unless you *know* you need to.
# For sendmail, it defaults to "flock".
# For sendmail 8.13 onwards, you will probably need to change it to posix.
# For Exim, it defaults to "posix".
# No other type is implemented.
Lock Type =

$ rpm -q mailscanner sendmail

has no problems.

>Any ideas?

# LANG=C chkconfig sendmail --list
sendmail        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off

*.rpmsave  *.rpmnew  config-files

# tail -f /var/log/messages
# tail -f /var/log/maillog

# service sendmail stop
# service MailScanner stop
# service MailScanner start

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