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Sendmail problem of "unknown mailer error"

Setting up a second system to be an exact copy of an existing one. Both are older Sun Sparc systems running 5.6. Sendmail on the original works fine. However, on new system I get

Feb  1 11:13:14 maryjane sendmail[12171]: LAA12171: from=<infocare@silverbacktech.com>, size=2751, class=0, pri=32751, nrcpts=1, msgid=<14413511.1201882613312.JavaMail.SYSTEM@megacpe2k4>, proto=ESMTP, relay=thunderbird.silverbacktech.com [38.151.210.50]
Feb  1 11:13:14 maryjane sendmail[12172]: LAA12171: to=|/usr/local/armaild/scripts/ARSmegaAlerts.pl, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, stat=unknown mailer error 1

Sendmail.cf has following in header for version ID

#####  @(#)cfhead.m4    8.23 (Berkeley) 10/6/1998  #####
#####  @(#)cf.m4        8.29 (Berkeley) 5/19/1998  #####
#####  @(#)generic-solaris2.mc  8.8 (Berkeley) 5/19/1998  #####
#####  @(#)solaris2.m4  8.16 (Berkeley) 10/6/1998  #####

Have not found any differences (protections, etc) so far between system, but still looking.

Any ideas appreciated.

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rcyoung
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sentnerCommented:
you're trying to pipe the ARSmegaAlerts.pl output to the "to" address?  Is this going to a .forward file that's forwarding to the script?  Check the script.  It may be set as non-executable.


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rcyoungAuthor Commented:
No  luck there I fear

-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     other       7084 Oct  1  2003 ARSmegaAlerts.pl
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sentnerCommented:
Try running the script manually, and check the output.  There could be a problem with the perl installation or such.
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rcyoungAuthor Commented:
Good thought. I also found what may be a glitch in another program that "preps" a file used by this script....may be related to the prob
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PsiCopCommented:
"mailer=prog, stat=unknown mailer error 1"

This suggests that the sendmail configuration does not include the "prog" mailer.

This mailer is provided by the MAILER(local) statement in sendmail.mc

Important: NEVER hack sendmail.cf. Edit sendmail.mc and rebuild sendmail.cf.

Solaris v2.6 is ancient and Sun did a lousy job of keeping sendmail updated. Hopefully these hosts are not reachable from the Internet.
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sentnerCommented:
What was the final solution to this?  You've asked to have the points assigned back to your account, though you never asked anything beyond your comment above:
"Good thought. I also found what may be a glitch in another program that "preps" a file used by this script....may be related to the prob"

Did you find that it was not related to the script or perl as I suggested?  Did manually running it not yield some clues?

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