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newaliases error - Executable files not allowed

Help!

I am gettting an error whenever I try to run usr/sbin/newaliases...

newaliases: cannot open /etc/mail/aliases: Executable files not allowed

I am running this having 'su -'d to root...

This is probably dead easy but I'm completely new to HP-UX!

Thanks in advance,

James
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Schelstraete Bart_1
Frequent Advisor
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Re: newaliases error - Executable files not allowed

Hello,

Check the permissions of your aliases file.

#> chmod 444 /etc/mail/aliases


rgrds,

Bart
Thierry Poels_1
Honored Contributor

Re: newaliases error - Executable files not allowed

Hi,

the aliases file should not be set as executable, as the error messages states.

to correct:
chmod 644 /etc/mail/aliases
or
chmod a-x /etc/mail/aliases

good luck,
Thierry.
All unix flavours are exactly the same . . . . . . . . . . for end users anyway.
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: newaliases error - Executable files not allowed

what's the permissions on /etc/mail/aliases ?

-rw-r--r-- root sys ? if not I'd suggest changing it to the above. chmod aliases 644.

what's the O/S and version of sendmail if the above doesn't work / relevant .... also a

ll /usr/sbin/sendmail & ll /etc/mail may prove useful ....