[kwlug-disc] sarge -> etch: /etc/aliases.db issue

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Mon Aug 17 09:54:03 EDT 2009


On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 09:42:17AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   ok, i have a request for assistance.  just did a dist upgrade from  
> sarge to etch, almost everything went fine except for email not working 
> because the regenerated aliases db file is actually called  
> /etc/aliases.cdb, not aliases.db (that's what "newaliases" produces on  
> this new system).  which causes postfix to freak and refuse to start  
> since it's looking for /etc/aliases.db instead.
>
>   i've always been used to /etc/aliases.db, so what is the proper  
> approach to resolving this?  thanks.

Google tells me that /etc/aliases.cdb is used by qmail.  Make sure that
didn't get installed during the upgrade.  If not, then I have no idea.

Maybe reinstall the postfix package, then run newaliases again?

Cheers,

Eric



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