[CentOS] Not receiving mail

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Mon Oct 18 17:20:30 EDT 2010


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 05:15:52PM -0400, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 11:08:37PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > I see now, since the last postfix restart the log is filling up with these:
> > 


> > Oct 18 22:59:42 mercury postfix/smtpd[11318]: fatal: open database
> > /etc/aliases.db: No such file or directory
> 
> Well, see if you have an /etc/aliases, which you should, even if it's a
> defaut.  Then just run newaliases which will create an /etc/aliases.db
> 
> The issues may be elsewhere, but get rid of that one. 

I should add that I think the actual postfix command is postalias and a
ls -l /usr/bin/newaliases points to /etc/alternatives/mta-newaliases

The newaliases command, as somone else commented, is the sendmail
command and depending upon the system, e.g., in FreeBSD it's done in
/etc/mail/mailer.conf, RH uses alternatives, and so on. 

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