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If, instead of running, sendmail hangs, you will have to go back to Section 2.4.2, "Eliminate DNS Support" and redefine NAMED_BIND. If your site has never run sendmail before, you will get a complaint like this:
/etc/sendmail.cf: line 0: cannot open: No such file or directory
This shows that sendmail ran but couldn't find its configuration file. If your site is new to sendmail , you won't be able to run the examples to follow. But don't worry, we'll be creating a configuration file of our own soon enough.
Another problem that might happen on a machine running an old (pre-V8) version of sendmail is the following:
/etc/sendmail.cf: line 273: replacement $3 out of bounds /etc/sendmail.cf: line 297: replacement $3 out of bounds