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error running suseconfig when making mail server change

OES 11 SP1, SLES 11 SP2

I changed the IP address of the outgoing mail server using yast. It
throws up an error: "Error running SuSEconfig". Any suggestions how
to resolve this?

Ken
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Hi Ken,

Did you copy the IP Change script file to the correct location prior to making the change?

https://www.novell.com/documentation/oes11/oes_implement_lx/data/ipchange_serverconfig.html

Let us know.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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On Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:16:02 GMT, laurabuckley
<laurabuckley@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
>Hi Ken,
>
>Did you copy the IP Change script file to the correct location prior to
>making the change?
>
>https://www.novell.com/documentation/oes11/oes_implement_lx/data/ipchange_serverconfig.html


Laura,

Sorry, I wasn't too descriptive about what I was doing. I'm not
changing the IP address of the server itself. I have a new mail
server. My existing OES and SLES servers need to have the postfix
relay setting updated with the new IP address. When I try to do that,
it fails. I opened an SR and stumped the tech. He escalated it to
back-line, so I am waiting to hear back. I'll post back when I get a
response.

Ken
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Hi Ken,

I apologize for the misunderstanding.

You've probably done this already, but I just want to double check something.... in your /etc/postfix directory is the configuration file for Postfix - main.cf Have you added the relay address in there?

There is a section titled: # INTERNET OR INTRANET

Look for this setting: #relayhost = [an.ip.add.ress]

Personally I managed Postfix directly in the configuration file!

Let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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On Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:56:01 GMT, laurabuckley
<laurabuckley@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>You've probably done this already, but I just want to double check
>something.... in your /etc/postfix directory is the configuration file
>for Postfix - main.cf Have you added the relay address in there?
>
>There is a section titled: # INTERNET OR INTRANET
>
>Look for this setting: #relayhost = [an.ip.add.ress]
>
>Personally I managed Postfix directly in the configuration file!
>
>Let us know how it goes.


Yesterday I went ahead and edited main.cf manually. I needed to get
this running and couldn't wait on NTS. I like just editing config
files because I feel like I have a better idea of what is going on.

NTS did email me yesterday after I left work. They stated that yast
is broken for setting up mail server settings. Yesterday I had tried
this experiment: remove the postfix directory, remove postfix, and
then re-install it. After that yast worked the first time for
configuring postfix, but failed on the second attempt to configure. So
it looks like yast can only be used once. Their suggestion was to
manually edit /etc/sysconfig/postfix and then run
/usr/sbin/SuSEconfig.postfix. I tried that this morning for grins,
but it failed with this error:

<server>:~ # /usr/sbin/SuSEconfig.postfix
Reading /etc/sysconfig and updating the system...
*** WARNING ***
Found /etc/postfix/master.cf.SuSEconfig, exiting...
*** WARNING ***

So I'm just going to stick with editing /etc/postfix/main.cf myself.
Least amount of trouble this way. Thanks for your help.

KeN
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Hi KeN,

Glad that you came right.

Personally, I've never used YaST for managing mail configurations, always just edited the config files. At least now I know that YaST is buggy with that kind of setup.

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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