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Bug 77215 - Qmail howto should mention restarting qmail when changing settings
Summary: Qmail howto should mention restarting qmail when changing settings
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Virtual-mail HOWTO (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: SpanKY
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-09 04:22 UTC by Aquila
Modified: 2005-04-23 22:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Aquila 2005-01-09 04:22:26 UTC
The warning in chapter 2 states that it's necessary to change some control files when qmail gives errors. However it doesn't say that qmail should be restarted after the changes. Sounds trivial but if you forget everything is a lot more difficult...

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to following the warning message literally

Actual Results:  
qmail wasn't restarted so the error stays

Expected Results:  
replacing "Once you have, edit the configuration files in /var/qmail/control/. " 
with "Once you have, edit the configuration files in /var/qmail/control/ and 
restart qmail with /etc/init.d/svscan restart." seems usefull to me.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-01-09 12:11:59 UTC
most of the control files are read upon every invocation of qmail so i dont think restarting them is required

i'll double check though
Comment 2 Jaco Kroon 2005-01-11 03:21:49 UTC
There should be no need to reload qmail - you should only need to restart when you  actually upgrade.  There are the odd exception here and there but I've never had any problems.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-04-23 22:54:56 UTC
shouldnt need to restart qmail