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Re: sendmail/aliases.db error

On Wed, 17 May 2000, Gary D wrote:

> newaliases gives this error
> Cannot open hash database /etc/aliases.db: Invalid argument
> WARNING: cannot open alias database /etc/aliases

Why can't it open /etc/aliases - do actually have a file there?
if not, cp /usr/share/doc/sendmail/examples/db-examples/aliases /etc/aliases
then try newaliases again

> Cannot create database for alias file /etc/aliases

Also, have you done anything special in sendmail.mc?  aliases is usually
a hash map -- don't use makemap, use newaliases
Rick Nelson
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