Subject: Re: misc/10243: rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/ ]
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/31/2000 18:53:24
On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 09:29:19AM -0600, wrote:
> >Number:         10243
> >Category:       misc
> >Synopsis:       rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/ ]

This is a feature, it's to avoid situation where the admin puts a custom file
/etc/ and believe it's used; where sendmail is using
/etc/mail/ shipped by default with NetBSD. Various problems can
result from this, from security issues to lost mails.

You can remove the check *if you really know what you're doing*.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.