Subject: misc/6327: Aliases are not rebuilt during install
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/18/1998 11:37:14
>Number:         6327
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Aliases are not rebuilt during install
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Oct 18 08:50:01 1998
>Originator:     Perry E. Metzger
Perry Metzger
>Release:        NetBSD-current Oct. 18, 1998
System: NetBSD 1.3H NetBSD 1.3H (JEKYLL) #0: Sat Oct 17 23:50:46 EDT 1998 i386

	Our install systems fail to run "newaliases" during
install. This results in lots of odd error messages from sendmail
caused by the lack of any aliases database files.
	Install a machine, note that there is no /etc/aliases.db
	There are two ways to handle this: have the install systems
run newaliases, or have sendmail autorebuild the aliases file. The
latter seems frowned upon these days, for whatever reason.