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FC5: Sendmail error: hash map "Alias0": unsafe map file...



Hello all,

I just installed a fresh copy of FC5. I uncommented the network loopback so that
it would accept email from all. Everything worked fine, but suddenly in my
Logwatch this morning, on all my machines, I note this:

hash map "Alias0": unsafe map file /etc/aliases.db: Permission denied
WARNING: cannot open alias database /etc/aliases
Cannot create database for alias file /etc/aliases

When I manually type "newaliases" as root, it also gives me this message.
After Googling, others have had the problem, but I couldn't find a resolution.
My permissions on the files in question:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root  root   9961 May 20 00:10 aliases
-rw-r----- 1 smmsp smmsp 24576 May 22 13:40 aliases.db

Those are correct from what I can tell. Any ideas? Now, here's the kicker:
When I remove aliases.db manually, and then type "newaliases" everything 
is as shown above EXCEPT the user is root for aliases.db, AND I don't get 
the silly error message anymore. (Scratches head)...I think I have owner 
or group permissions messed up somewhere, but I am not familiar with the 
inner workings of Sendmail to figure this out.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Gilbert Sebenste                                                     ********
(My opinions only!)                                                  ******
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