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  Update to Mac OS X Terminal, Part 3
Subject:   Still can't get it to work
Date:   2002-06-17 22:46:05
From:   jrperry
Since upgrading I have not been able to send mail to external mailboxes. As with the last post I already had the 'don'tblameme' set in my sendmail.cf. I tried the suggested simple fix to no avail. I am a novice at this stuff and can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I have cgi sripts that allow users to register for access to my DB. I then send confirming emails. Everything worked fine until I upgraded to 10.1.5. When someone registers to use the database now no email gets sent and the following error message is displayed in the browser
"can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied"
This looks simple enought to fix but I don't have a clue. Does anyone have a suggestion ? If so, please email me at jack@perry-family.org
Thanks
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  • Still can't get it to work
    2002-06-18 19:14:46  jrperry [View]

    replying to my own post:
    I contacted sendmail.org and the problem I had. I already had done the suggested changes for Don'tblmeme to get sendmail to run the first time in OSX. I was informed that Apple failed to set the set-group-id bit on the sendmail binary. i was also given the following permissions to check as stated in the sendmail security. This solved my problems!
    below is the quoted text reply from the sendmail.org folks, a great group people and have always been willing to help this novice user!

    "Please check the permissions as stated in sendmail/SECURITY:

    -r-xr-sr-x root smmsp ... /PATH/TO/sendmail
    drwxrwx--- smmsp smmsp ... /var/spool/clientmqueue
    drwx------ root wheel ... /var/spool/mqueue
    -r--r--r-- root wheel ... /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
    -r--r--r-- root wheel ... /etc/mail/submit.cf

    If that doesn't help, post the permissions for those
    files/directories, and the output of

    grep smmsp /etc/passwd /etc/group"
  • Still can't get it to work
    2002-06-18 15:06:07  mike_dowe [View]

    Unfortunately, I don't have a fix for you. I can tell you that I got that same error you describe until I ran the 2 net-info commands in /etc/mail/README (you need to run those as root). Now I can send mail out to external mailboxes though still with the annoying warning:

    Warning: first argument in [IPC] mailer must be TCP or FILE

    I'm trying to figure out how to make that go away.