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Thread: After Succesfull Install, Cannot Start mta

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    Default platform?

    Which platform are you installed on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmac
    Which platform are you installed on?

    We are using RHEL 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjedge
    We are using RHEL 4.
    Hmm.

    I had a problem which was similar, but notably different in a few areas. Nevertheless, perhaps this could help.

    My problem was that neither Postfix nor Amavis would start. Or at least, stay started :-)

    Although I had /etc/hosts set up correctly, and a DNS a record existed for the box, Postfix and Amavis were having trouble figuring out the full hostname.

    To solve it, I followed the steps outlined here:

    http://www.zimbra.com/forums/showthr...=6223#post6223

    Which basically just sets the hostnames manually in the config files.

    I dunno if that would solve your problem or not, but I figure it couldn't hurt to try :-)

    Good luck,
    -Eric

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    I had the same problem as descibed above ... where it appeared that the MTA was starting on "zmcontrol start" -- but on "zmcontrol status" is was stopped. Somehow the Zimbra install overlooked that I had sendmail running. This was a clean install of FC3, updated using yum. I simply stopped sendmail (and took it out the startup) and was off to the races. For anyone else with the same problem, try:

    ps aux | grep sendmail

    if you find it, stop it:

    /etc/init.d/sendmail stop

    and remove it from the startup:

    chkconfig sendmail off

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreychek
    Hmm.

    Although I had /etc/hosts set up correctly, and a DNS a record existed for the box, Postfix and Amavis were having trouble figuring out the full hostname.

    To solve it, I followed the steps outlined here:

    http://www.zimbra.com/forums/showthr...=6223#post6223
    Tried it, still no joy. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohnhead
    I simply stopped sendmail (and took it out the startup) and was off to the races.
    Already checked this. Sendmail was not and is not running.

    I have two other RHEL servers running as our email gateways for our production email and in order to set postifix as the default mta, I ran the command 'alternatives --config mta' which produces the following output on these servers:

    [root@mx10 root]# alternatives --config mta

    There are 2 programs which provide 'mta'.

    Selection Command
    -----------------------------------------------
    * 1 /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail
    + 2 /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix

    This clearly shows that postifix is intalled and set as the default mta. When I do the same on the Zimbra test server I get the following output:

    [root@zimbra ~]# alternatives --config mta

    There are 1 programs which provide 'mta'.

    Selection Command
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    *+ 1 /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail

    This shows that Redhat has Sendmail set as the default mta and since it is disabled and not running is it possible that Zimbra is asking for the default mta's status and Redhat is returning that it is Sendmail but Sendamil is not running? The program on the Zimbra test server also does not see that Postfix is installed. Is this the source of my problem? If so what do I do to resolve it?

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    Default postfix status

    we get the postfix by running /opt/zimbra/bin/postfix status

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