two sysadmin problems I can't solve three months after switching to Debian-KDE
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- Subject: two sysadmin problems I can't solve three months after switching to Debian-KDE
- From: Alison Chaiken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 09:11:50 -0800
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Greetings all, in January I switched my main development desktop
system and a new laptop to Debian-KDE after being a Fedora user since
its inception. I'm pretty happy with the change but have a couple
of remaining problems.
The biggest one is that I can't figure out how to get logrotate to use
the postfix smtp daemon I installed to send mail to root. (I have
no desire to send mail from these systems for any purpose except to
root for system administration.) "mail root" from CLI works, and
some programs (smartd, for example) do send email properly to the root
account. The programs run nightly by cron do not, however. This
is not an aliases problem or a difficulty with postfix configuration
since the CLI invocation works fine. I have RTFM'ed at length but
simply cannot figure out how to get cron's subprocesses to use
postfix. I have changed all invocations of sendmail to postfix in
/etc/*.conf that I can find. Does anyone have any suggestions as to
where to look? logrotate.conf needs to be changed?
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