Subject: Sendmail removal fallout: server won't boot after upgrade
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sverre Froyen <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/2006 09:56:35
This is perhaps a minor issue, but it may be of interest for people doing
remote upgrades (like I did).
With sources from the morning (US time) of 31 May, I performed an upgrade from
current as of late March. The computer was running sendmail.
After building, I did
./build.sh -T ./tooldir install=/
etcupdate -a (including removing uid and gid 17),
ran the postinstall command as requested by etcupdate, and removed the
sendmail queue directory.
I then rebooted the machine.
After hooking up a console, I observed a steady stream of messages like:
postdrop: warning: mail_queue_enter: create file maildrop/50007.96: No such
file or directory
A control-C allowed the boot to continue and a subsequent reboot worked fine.
Perhaps postfix fixed the permissions on the postdrop command or the maildrop