Can't stop sendmail

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by doug, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. doug

    doug New Member

    I am a Linux noob and have installed Fedora Core 6 and am having a problem with my LAMP install.

    When trying to install Postfix, one of the steps is to stop sendmail and this fails ...
    /etc/init.d/sendmail stop failed

    From what I have seen elswhere online, I believe this is a necessary step and the probable reason why the later step - telnet localhost 25 - is refused (correct me if I am wrong please)

    How do I stop sendmail? Is there another command I can use?

    Everything else is working fine with the LAMP except postfix. I have ispconfig up and running and it works fine except for the webmail - because of the postfix problem I am assuming.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. doug

    doug New Member

    I have determined that the reason I can't stop sendmail is that it is already stopped :eek: - used the "service sendmail status" command to determine that.

    I guess my problem lies elswhere...

    Update - found the problem. It really is important to follow instructions after all :)
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2007

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