[lug] mail uses sendmail instead of postfix

Justin glow at jackmoves.com
Tue Mar 20 10:41:05 MST 2001

Postfix actually uses a binary named "sendmail" to well, send mail. If 
you did a postfix install/upgrade you will have that binary. Also, the 
aliases.db error is just from not running 'newaliases', but you may 
already know that...


> Hello,
> somehow postfix got installed after a SuSE upgrade (did not research 
> causes) and - it works quite well except when mail is sent via the 
> mail command.
> The mail command somehow uses sendmail and this causes problems:
> Mar 19 00:15:00 puck sendmail[23146]: f2J7F0f23146: SYSERR(root): 
> open hash database /etc/aliases.db: Invalid argument
> The aliases database formats differ and sendmail fails reading the 
> How can I influence mail to use postfix instead of sendmail?
> Thanks,
> Samartha
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