Re: Pre2.0-8 & Sendmail

John Vozza (
Tue, 28 May 1996 14:13:22 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 28 May 1996, John Vozza wrote:

> I just upgraded from 1.3.100 to Pre2.0-8 and it appears that sendmail has
> broke. Whenever anyone attemps to sendmail from this system or incomming
> mail from the "outside" world appears, I get the following error message:
> May 28 08:05:31 mike sendmail[217]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): cannot
> lockf(/etc/aliases.dir, fd=6, type=1, omode=37777777777, euid=0): Device
> or resource busy

Thanks for all who replyed so quickly. I thought I would list my findings
for the benefit of all.

Using sendmail versions prior to sendmail.8.7.0 dont work with the newer
kernels. 8.7.0 work fine as does 8.7.5

Thanks again...