Re: Smail - installation?
Karl Ferguson writes:
>I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but since all the maintainers
>(should be:) ont his list I'll post here anyway. Should smail prompt
>you to run from the inetd or from the command line as smail -bd -q10m
>or something? Everytime I reboot my box I find I have to re-run
>smail manually as to get it running.
>Is this (problem) fixed now? Or what's happening?
If you look in /etc/smail/crontab you should find the following:
# Default `mail' user's crontab, supplied Smail for Debian GNU/Linux.
# See /usr/doc/copyright/smail for details, or read smail(5) for details of
# how to configure Smail. Autoconfiguration done by /usr/sbin/smailconfig.
# (min, hour) (dm,m,dw) (command)
3,23,43 * * * * runq
...which copes with the -q10m part (actually does the job every 20
minutes). You should also find, in /etc/inetd.conf, the following:
smtp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.smtpd
...which copes with the -bd part. If either of these are wrong then
you have found a bug.