Configuring sendmail on Jaguar
Subject:   Exec format error at boot time
Date:   2003-03-12 15:42:58
First off, I'm running 10.1.5 and ran the sendmail update, although afterwards I thought perhaps I shouldn't have. (Software update tempted me!)

The new sendmail will not start at boot time. I have everything configured the way the "Update to Terminal part 3" article stated, and even had a look at this Jaguar article.

The entry created at boot time in the system.log file reads:

SystemStarter: Exec failed for item /System/Library/StartupItems/Sendmail: Exec format error

With that, sendmail is not running.

Strangely enough though, if I run this command manually:

sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/Sendmail

sendmail starts up fine!

I cannot for the life of me understand why it should work after booting when I do it, but not at boot time when SystemStarter tries to do it. (Yes, I have MAILSERVER=-YES-)

Does anyone have any idea? Help! I'm a little short of cash to buy Jaguar at present.


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    2003-03-14 06:49:46 [View]

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