[CentOS] Re: sendmail aliases

Wed Apr 2 16:49:58 UTC 2008
John Plemons <john at mavin.com>

Real simple answer, switch to Postfix and dump sendmail.  Then edit your 
alias file to add the aliases, run newaliases and you're done...



Scott Silva wrote:
> on 4-2-2008 4:41 AM Brent L. Bates spake the following:
>>      Sendmail used to automatically compare creation dates of the 
>> text and
>> database aliases files and when the text one was newer than the 
>> database one,
>> sendmail would automatically update the database file at a convenient 
>> time.
>>  This made a lot of sense.  However, the powers that be decided to 
>> break this
>> great feature and removed it.  I copied it back into to source we use.
> Many newer distros add that functionality to the init scripts. I seem 
> to recall that option had some bad side effects, and that is why 
> sendmail removed it. I wish I could remember what the problem was.
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