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  1. #1

    Sendmail despair

    I want to get sendmail working on a fairly fresh CentOS 4.5 install. I built the system with a minimal install, so I started with:
    yum install sendmail
    When that finished I issued:
    service sendmail status
    and verified the service was running, it was. Then I checked:
    netstat -tulp
    which said that sendmail was listening on the local host:
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdomain:smtp *:* LISTEN 10490/sendmail: acc

    Next I wanted sendmail to listen on all interfaces, so I went into the file /etc/mail/ and changed:

    DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl
    dnl # DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl

    At this point I assumed I am ready to create the file (I will edit the access database, virtusertable, etc later. First I just want to make sure sendmail runs so I can get mail off the box. So I attempt to build the file /etc/mail/ with the command:
    m4 /etc/mail/ > /etc/mail/

    and I get this error: m4: Cannot open /usr/share/sendmail-cf/m4/cf.m4: No such file or directory

    ??? what does this mean???

    do I have to edit some other file or install some other app?

    Help por favor

  2. #2
    if no one has any ideas, can someone at least recommend a good sendmail howto. I would have thought I covered most of the basic steps but maybe I missed something...

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