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Date:      Mon, 30 Sep 1996 13:04:14 -0700 (PDT)
From:      "Bryan K. Ogawa" <>
Cc:, Gary Chrysler <>
Subject:   /etc/daily, Mail queue, No Control file!
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On Mon, 30 Sep 1996, Gary Chrysler wrote:

> mail:
> 		Mail Queue (1 request)
> --Q-ID-- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient------------
> CAA02204* (no control file)
> Could someone please tell me how to get rid of this 'no control file' 
> message!
> I have searched everywhere for the culprit.
> /var/mqueue is empty!
> Where else is mail info maintianed!
> Thanks!
> -Enjoy
> Gary
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I have them too, and I guess they are benign. The /etc/daily is run with
its output redirected into sendmail (so you the message you get is simply
the output of the script). I'd bet that if you'll check your
/var/log/maillog files you'll see that the message in question (i.e. 
CAA02204) is simply the /etc/daily message itself. It simply starts to get
sent while it is still created. The warning is from the invocation of
mailq as one of the last commands in /etc/daily, and note the asterisk 
near the ID of the message indicating that it is locked (since it is 
currently being sent).


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