|FROM ||From: "Ruben"
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] [comp.mail.sendmail] Re: Sendmail via LInuxconf
In article , "Miroslav Zubcic"
> "Lenny Shovsky" writes:
>> What file does LInuxconf generate sendmail.cf from ? is it the same
>> sendmail.mc from /etc/mail ???
> No. RedHat's "program" linuxconf is complitley broken.
> If you must know, it works like this:
> In /usr/lib/linuxconf/mailconf are 14-20 pieces of *very* old
> sendmail.cf file for sendmail 8.8.7 with some hacks. This files are used
> for generating sendmail.cf file.
> Sendmail binary version in RedHat 7.0, 7.1 and RedHat compatible
> distributions of Linux is 8.11.X. There is no way to get working
> sendmail.cf with linuxconf.
> They are shiping linuxconf and his module "mailconf" without checking
> this facts.
> Anyway, even if pieces of sendmail.cf are newer than 8.8.7 you cannot
> configure sendmail so precize and good like you can do with m4 files and
> by writing/editing your .mc file.
> Some other facts:
> a) RedHat is packaging sendmail in 3 (!?) rpm packets instead of one. m4
> macros are not installed by default, so you probably don't have
> complete sendmail installation.
> b) They are not respecting new naming scheme in modern sendmail, that
> is, all files must be in /etc/mail (including sendmail.cf)
> c) In RedHat 7.1 sendmail.cf is configured by default to listen *only*
> on local interface (127.0.0.1) This will (and it does allready)
> produce big number of questions in this group, because sendmail will
> not listen on eth* interfaces after upgradeing RH distribution.
> Solution, (little harder but...):
> Get sendmail.8.11.3.tar.gz from ftp.sendmail.org Get cyrus-sasl-1.5.24
> from ftp.andrew.cmu.edu Get openldap from http://www.openldap.org
> Fire up gcc ... :-)
> Go here for useful docs:
> Compile sendmail to use your new sasl, compile it with BerkeleyDB-3
> instead of gdbm, and to be linked with your new-compiled libldap instead
> of RedHat's bloated and overlinked libldap.
> It looks like RedHat is hating sendmail for some reason, because with
> every new version of their distribution sendmail is screwed more and
> more by default.
> Maybe I will wrote detailed HOWTO "How to get working and good
> configured sendmail in RedHat and RedHat compatible distributions of
> I'm using RedHat for servers and my workstation on work, but it sux by
> default. After installing RedHat 7.1 i taked four days for reconfiguring
> and recompiling things (not just sendmail) to get normal Linux/UNIX
> system - yes RedHat, Mandrake & comp can be good, but you must take some
> time to get things in order - which is possible becasue of nature of
> Linux (like in free unixoid operating system) - flexibility and
> configurability without limits.
> Hope this helps.
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