[Mailman-Users] Minor doc suggestion. Location of smrsh directory

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Oct 2 15:38:03 CEST 2003

Red Hat and a few other Distributions (that piggy back off RH maybe?)
use /etc/smrsh as their default.  

The default if you install smrsh (sendmail) from source is
/usr/adm/sm.bin.  That's totally whacked.

Your point is a good one though, and I've run into that problem more
than once.  I've updated the 3.14 FAQ to indicate the alternate location
of the smrsh directory.  Thanks!

Jon Carnes

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 22:33, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> This is just a minor suggestion of an improvement that could be made
> to README.SENDMAIL in the documentation.
> Recent versions of sendmail tend to have a default of
>   /usr/adm/sm.bin
> instead of
>  /etc/smrsh
> as the location where smrsh wants pipable executables.
> I don't blame the current documentation for my hours of frustration.
> That was a combination of having installed sendmail from source, where
> RPMs are typically expected and somehow ending up reading the wrong smrsh
> man page.
> Still, as sendmail is moving to /usr/adm/sm.bin as the place where the
> mailman wrapper should go, a note of that in README.SENDMAIL would help.
> Another note is that the INSTALL document orders the editing of mm_cfg.py
> AFTER creating the mailman list.  That will create the list with some bad
> information if Default.py is not exactly what you need.
> Other than that, my mailmain 2.1.3 installation went great.
> -j

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