"deliver not available for sendmail programs"
eje at world.std.com
Thu May 1 07:33:20 EDT 2003
I am trying to do some testing before plunging head-first into Cyrus. I
set up an alias so that only mail to that alias gets delivered by Cyrus,
leaving the remainder of my mail undisturbed:
imap: "|/usr/cyrus/bin/deliver -a root eje"
Unfortunately when I try to execute it, I get this error:
The original message was received at Wed, 30 Apr 2003 14:24:38 -0400
from IDENT:smmsp at localhost [127.0.0.1]
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/cyrus/bin/deliver -a root eje"
(expanded from: <imap at polycarp.ewanco.com>)
----- Transcript of session follows -----
sh: deliver not available for sendmail programs
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable
Now I understand that connecting to lmtpd via TCP is the preferred
method for delivering via sendmail, but what I'm trying to accomplish is
much more straightforward using deliver.
Oddly I am unable to figure out who is issuing this error; it's not an
error string found in any of the C or H files in Cyrus, nor in any of
the executables in /usr/cyrus/bin, nor in sendmail, nor in any standard
This is kind of frustrating because deliver does exactly what I need,
except for this seemingly arbitrary and mysterious error that has no
clear purpose. Does anyone know why I am getting it and is there a way
of working around this error?
# __ __ Eric Ewanco
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