Hoary Array 6: possible postfix configuration error? - mail.log

Herbert Straub herbert at linuxhacker.at
Thu Mar 10 12:50:03 UTC 2005

Rob Chanter wrote:

>Just running newaliases as root should fix it (or sudo newaliases). The
>text file /etc/aliases needs to be built into a binary indexed
>map /etc/aliases.db.
Thanks for the answer. You are right, if i do sudo newaliases, the error 
is gone and the queues messags are delivered. I'm not sure, if this is a 
failure with the installation, because the fresh installed system 
contains a /etc/aliases file with:

See man 5 aliases for format
postmaster:    root
# Added by installer for initial user
root:   test

But there is no aliases.db in /etc/... In the postinst procedure of the 
postfix package, there is a part containing the newalises command. I 
looked in previous Hoary Array 5 or 4 installed systems and there are 
always the error messages in /var/log/mail.log.

If i remember correclty, then i does'nt have to do newaliases in the 
Warty installation.

Best Regards
Herbert Straub

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