Subject: Re: How to send-pr when send-pr doesn't work
To: David Forrai <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/22/2003 08:34:19
On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, David Forrai wrote:

> I have on several occasions used send-pr.  Nothing ever seemed to come
> of it so I subscribed to the netbsd-bugs list.  Recently I sent in 4
> problems reports which have not been echoed back to that list.  When I
> send from send-pr, I see lights on my modem flash so it appears it's
> doing something.  I suspect it might work if I configured send-pr to use
> my ISP's mail server (I assumed send-pr uses e-mail) but when I looked
> at the send-pr man page there was nothing to indicate how I could
> configure this.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  (I'd
> like to use send-pr to make a sw change to send-pr to allow
> configuration of this. :-)

"send-pr" simply invokes "sendmail". The shipped default configuration
for sendmail usually works well enough for a well-connected host, but
may fail if say, your hostname isn't set properly.  You can run
"mailq" to see if there's anything in the queue; your PR's may still
be on your machine. Check "/var/log/maillog" for the errors. If you're
not running sendmail as a daemon, you'll need to flush the queue
manually, with "sendmail -q", after fixing any errors.