On Mon, 19 Oct 1998 angelica(_at_)austin(_dot_)ibm(_dot_)com wrote:
angeli>I've got procmail working on one account and now I'm
angeli>trying to set up root (on the same machine) to run
angeli>procmail as well.
Do you mean by means of a .forward file?
angeli>Unfortunately, this has been to no avail. All mail seems
angeli>to go to /var/spool/mail/daemon, but it's obviously
angeli>addressed to root.
I'd suspect the existence of a system mail alias for root, which would
have precedence over a .forward file. Assuming you run sendmail, you
could try something like
/usr/sbin/sendmail -bv root
to see if this is the case. (The effect could also be caused by
database maps, which the above wouldn't catch.)
This seems a little strange. Usually the alias is the other way around,
# You should change 'root' in the first line below to the administrator
# of this machine, and un-comment the following line.
... if root and daemon are aliased together at all.
At any rate, the above may give you something to investigate.
Rick Troxel rick(_at_)helix(_dot_)nih(_dot_)gov 301/435-2983
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