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Bug 15454 - Sendmail user smmsp not present.
Summary: Sendmail user smmsp not present.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Nick Hadaway
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-02-10 16:17 UTC by Jason Wever (RETIRED)
Modified: 2003-02-13 04:36 UTC (History)
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Description Jason Wever (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-10 16:17:59 UTC
Just installed sendmail-8.12.7-r2 on a system built on the 1.4_rc2 i686 stage3
tarball.  When starting sendmail via /etc/init.d/sendmail start, it fails and I
see the following error messages in syslog;

Feb 10 16:13:04 stargazer sm-cm[23453]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
/etc/mail/ line 415: readcf: option RunAsUser: unknown user smmsp
Feb 10 16:13:04 stargazer sm-cm[23453]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
/etc/mail/ line 434: readcf: option TrustedUser: unknown user smmsp

The group smmsp does exist.
Comment 1 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-10 17:26:28 UTC
did you do etc-update ?

the group should be included in baselayout afaik
Comment 2 Jason Wever (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-10 18:20:59 UTC
The group exists, but the user does not exist.  I have done etc-update but there were no entries for /etc/passwd.
Comment 3 Nick Hadaway 2003-02-13 02:35:30 UTC

it is in the latest stable baselayout passwd file.
You can add this line into your passwd file and you should be all set.
Comment 4 Jason Wever (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-13 04:36:04 UTC
I also had to change the ownership of /var/spool/clientmqueue from root:root to smmsp:smmsp, but all is working now.