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sanjay_ankur
24th June 2008, 04:58 PM
hi all,

just opened my terminal and got this...


You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root

just wanted to know what it is...?

starts like this..



From root@Ankur.PC.Fedora9 Wed Jun 4 13:36:03 2008
Return-Path: <root@Ankur.PC.Fedora9>
Received: from Ankur.PC.Fedora9 (Ankur.PC.Fedora9 [127.0.0.1])
......

Bigdumbman
24th June 2008, 08:19 PM
Your system sent root an email. Most likely your daily logwatch report, maybe some cron errors. You can access root's email with any command line email client, mutt for example.

unknowndevice
21st September 2008, 04:53 AM
i've been getting the same message ("You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root"). I typed 'mutt' at the command line, the system asked if I wanted to create an email account, and then it brought up what looks like an email saying:

/dev/sr0 => 100% Used. Warning. Disk Filling up.

it looks like /dev/sr0 is the fedora DVD i had to pop in to install a few packages, so i'm not sure why the system is warning me. probably a bug or a glitch, i figure.

what i can't figure out is how to get out of mutt once i've started it. ctrl-C and :q (that's a colon, followed by the letter 'q' in case it comes out as a smiley) don't seem to work. anyone know?

Hlingler
21st September 2008, 04:57 AM
i've been getting the same message ("You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root"). I typed 'mutt' at the command line, the system asked if I wanted to create an email account, and then it brought up what looks like an email saying:

/dev/sr0 => 100% Used. Warning. Disk Filling up.

it looks like /dev/sr0 is the fedora DVD i had to pop in to install a few packages, so i'm not sure why the system is warning me. probably a bug or a glitch, i figure.Yes, that's the CD/DVD drive, so ignore the silly "disk filling up" message - of course it's 100% full!
what i can't figure out is how to get out of mutt once i've started it. ctrl-C and :q (that's a colon, followed by the letter 'q' in case it comes out as a smiley) don't seem to work. anyone know?Yes, system mails. I usually use mailx, but been trying to figure out mutt recently. Read: man mutt.

V

sanjay_ankur
21st September 2008, 08:37 AM
V,

i get dozens of this.. after every yum install too..


i:Exit -:PrevPg <Space>:NextPg v:View Attachm. d:Del r:Reply j:Next ?:Help

Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:10:02 +0530
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON@Ankur.PC.Fedora>
To: postmaster@Ankur.PC.Fedora
Subject: Postmaster notify: see transcript for details
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (postmaster-notification)

[-- Attachment #1 --]
[-- Type: text/plain, Encoding: 7bit, Size: 0.4K --]

The original message was received at Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:10:02 +0530
from localhost

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
Ankur
(reason: 550 5.1.1 <Ankur@Ankur.PC.Fedora>... User unknown)
(expanded from: Ankur)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to [127.0.0.1]:
>>> DATA
<<< 550 5.1.1 <Ankur@Ankur.PC.Fedora>... User unknown
550 5.1.1 Ankur... User unknown
<<< 503 5.0.0 Need RCPT (recipient)

[-- Attachment #2 --]
[-- Type: message/delivery-status, Encoding: 7bit, Size: 0.3K --]

Reporting-MTA: dns; Ankur.PC.Fedora
Arrival-Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:10:02 +0530

Final-Recipient: RFC822; Ankur@Ankur.PC.Fedora
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Remote-MTA: DNS; [127.0.0.1]
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 <Ankur@Ankur.PC.Fedora>... User unknown
Last-Attempt-Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:10:02 +0530


Any idea what ive configured wrong for it to say unknown hostname?

regards,

Ankur

sanjay_ankur
21st September 2008, 11:00 AM
hi,

now a new problem..



[root@Ankur ~]# ifconfig wlan0 scan
scan: Host name lookup failure
ifconfig: `--help' gives usage information.


somethings gone wrong somewhere..

thank you,

regards,

Ankur

Hlingler
21st September 2008, 05:36 PM
V,

i get dozens of this.. after every yum install too..
[...]
Any idea what ive configured wrong for it to say unknown hostname?

regards,

AnkurMy guess is that you have not set up sendmail correctly. Please attach copy of file /etc/mail/sendmail.rc

V

Hlingler
21st September 2008, 05:41 PM
hi,

now a new problem..



[root@Ankur ~]# ifconfig wlan0 scan
scan: Host name lookup failure
ifconfig: `--help' gives usage information.


somethings gone wrong somewhere..

thank you,

regards,

AnkurHi Ankur:

Since this is probably a separate issue, I think you should create a new thread or ask this question in an existing thread on networking. Or: are you thinking that it's the same problem with the host name?

V

sanjay_ankur
21st September 2008, 06:23 PM
My guess is that you have not set up sendmail correctly. Please attach copy of file /etc/mail/sendmail.rc

V


hi,

i dont use sendmail.. there is no file sendmail.rc there.. just sendmail.mc and sendmail.cf

:(

yeah, I posted here because i really think the same problems causing both the "bugs"

regards,

Ankur