Hoary Array 6 Installation Report - possible bug

Herbert Straub herbert at linuxhacker.at
Fri Mar 11 05:09:35 CST 2005

After a fresh install of Hoary Array 6 the mail.log grows and grows. Four
Installation messages are in the postfix queue and cannot deliverd. I think this
i a bug (or i'm wrong?). Details:

Mar 11 11:01:50 localhost postfix/master[4107]: daemon started -- version 2.1.5
Mar 11 11:02:05 localhost postfix/pickup[4114]: 2C9BB376A0: uid=0 from=<root>
Mar 11 11:02:05 localhost postfix/cleanup[4496]: 2C9BB376A0:
376A0 at localhost.localdomain>
Mar 11 11:02:05 localhost postfix/qmgr[4115]: 2C9BB376A0:
from=<root at localhost.localdomain>,
size=811, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Mar 11 11:02:05 localhost postfix/local[4504]: fatal: open database
/etc/aliases.db: No such
file or directory
Mar 11 11:02:06 localhost postfix/master[4107]: warning: process
/usr/lib/postfix/local pid 4
504 exit status 1

postqueue -p 
-Queue ID- --Size-- ----Arrival Time---- -Sender/Recipient-------
2C9BB376A0*     811 Fri Mar 11 11:02:05  root at localhost.localdomain
                                         root at localhost.localdomain

AAABC376A3*     811 Fri Mar 11 11:04:40  root at localhost.localdomain
                                         root at localhost.localdomain

B20EA376A6*     671 Fri Mar 11 11:04:46  root at localhost.localdomain
                                         root at localhost.localdomain

7DE59376AD*     836 Fri Mar 11 11:17:10  root at localhost.localdomain
                                         root at localhost.localdomain

-- 3 Kbytes in 4 Requests.

postcat -q 2C9BB376A0
*** ENVELOPE RECORDS active/2/2C9BB376A0 ***
message_size:             811             169               1               0
message_arrival_time: Fri Mar 11 11:02:05 2005
named_attribute: message_origin=local
sender_fullname: root
sender: root at localhost.localdomain
original_recipient: root
recipient: root at localhost.localdomain
*** MESSAGE CONTENTS active/2/2C9BB376A0 ***
Received: by localhost.localdomain (Postfix, from userid 0)
        id 2C9BB376A0; Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:02:05 +0100 (CET)
To: root at localhost.localdomain
Subject: Debconf: Ubuntu base system configuration -- Welcome to your new Ubuntu
Message-Id: <20050311100205.2C9BB376A0 at localhost.localdomain>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:02:05 +0100 (CET)
From: root at localhost.localdomain (root)

This program will now walk you through the process of setting up your
newly installed system. It will start with the basics -- time zone
selection, setting a root password and adding a user, and then progress to
installing additional software to tune this new Ubuntu system to your

Debconf, running at localhost.localdomain
[ Debconf was not configured to display this note, so it mailed it to you. ]
*** HEADER EXTRACTED active/2/2C9BB376A0 ***
*** MESSAGE FILE END active/2/2C9BB376A0 ***

I report this few days ago to the ubuntu-user list (ok, with sudo newaliases the
problem is gone...). I search additional the Ubuntu Bugzilla and found a similar
problem in warty:

Best Regards
Herbert Straub

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