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Re: [MiNT] smail probs
Ok just to complete the solving of the mystery:
Pine locked up because I didn't have suid on smail. This way smail
couldn't write to it's logfiles unless I was root when starting it. This
must have gone wrong when I copied another smail when I thought the
buserror was caused by a corrupted binary. :)
Aah my Falcy is finally back online. :)
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* What's more stupid than making a not-millenium-proof operating system?
** Doing so in 1998.
Maurits van de Kamp (email@example.com)
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On Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Guido Flohr wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 27, 1999 at 01:00:45PM +0100, Maurits van de Kamp wrote:
> > > Whenever I start any smail instance (sendmail, runq, mailq, ...) from
> > > the bash I get a bus error. The same from tcsh runs fine.
> > >
> > > I had this problem about a year ago, it vanished and now it's back
> > > again although I haven't changed anything important in my setup.
> > >
> > > Anybody has a similar problem?
> > Most definitely, I've been bugging everyone on IRC with it. :) I have two
> > similar problems:
> > 1. When I do runq from ip-up it produces a buserror. I have always had
> > this problem from the beginning on. Entering 'runq' in the shell works
> > fine.
> Well, I have solved my problem: I recently unset $TZ in my /etc/profile
> (and forgot it in /etc/csh.cshrc) because I now use the tz database.
> If $TZ is not set at all or set to an illegal (unparsable) value all
> (KGMD-) smail instances crash with a bus error.
> This is probably the solution for your ip-up problem. Insert
> into your ip-up script.
> > 2. Since a few weeks, smtpd gives a buserror. This causes Pine to crash
> > when it wants to put mail in my queue, and when an outside server wants to
> > deliver mail to my system, the connection closes immediately. All other
> > instances of smail work.
> Maybe the same problem. Maybe a wrapper script around /usr/lib/sendmail
> (or /usr/sbin/sendmail, whichever is used) will do. Rename your sendmail
> to sendmail.wrapped and install this script as sendmail:
> export TZ
> exec sendmail $*
> Anyway, I downloaded qmail and will try to get it to run. If I have success
> you will hear of it here.
> BTW, if Pine doesn't call sendmail but talks to your smtpd via socket on
> port 25 you have to put that wrapper script around your in.smtpd.
> You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.