Re: configure sendmail in Debian
> I am using Debian 1.1 beta. When I do dpkg --configure sendmail, I get a
> error message saying that /etc/sendmail.cf is not avaiable. Then I do
Which version of sendmail? 8.7.5-3 should configure semi-automatically.
It seems you're using an 8.6.* version.
> dpkg -s sendmail and found that sendmail is half-configured. While I am
> reading some document on sendmail, could anyone show me the steps so that
> I could have sendmail up and runing as quickly as possible. I am connect
> to an ISP using PPP, and is not using UUCP yet.
> I have a few questions.
> 1) It seems that sendmail is invoked by cron once every 30 second, can I
> just start sendmail by hand?
No, sendmail is started with the option -q30. That means it tries to deliver
queued mail every 30 minutes. You can start this by hand by typing 'sendmail
-q'. Or do you mean something different?
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