Re: two sysadmin problems I can't solve three months after switching to Debian-KDE
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- Subject: Re: two sysadmin problems I can't solve three months after switching to Debian-KDE
- From: Luk Claes <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:05:02 +0100
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On 03/07/2012 06:11 PM, Alison Chaiken wrote:
> 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?
Can you see the 'CRON...(root)...' message in /var/log/syslog and does
something appear in /var/log/mail.log or /var/log/mail.err?
Is there output of postqueue -p (a.k.a. are the mails still queued)?