|4.2.7. Paths to common programs|
INN uses a few standard programs like /bin/sh and sendmail. If you don't have sendmail then you must have a program that accepts a full message -- including headers -- on its standard input, and delivers it. This program is specified by the _PATH_SENDMAIL parameter, and is normally ``/usr/lib/sendmail -t''. The parameter is actually a sprintf format string that will be given the destination address as its only argument. on some sites (e.g., those running MMDF) the ``-t'' could be replaced with a ``%s''. INN puts most of its executables in the directory specified by the _PATH_NEWSBIN parameter. Some programs expect inews and rnews to be in certain places; for example, UUCP usually wants rnews in /bin. The default configuration puts these programs in only one spot; if you need to have multiple links to the same file, you will have to do it yourself after INN is installed. If you have additional scripts and programs that you use to maintain your system, you can put them in whatever directory you want. You will probably need to add _PATH_NEWSBIN to the PATH of any such scripts. If you have an /etc/rc.local file you should make sure that it invokes the script named by the _PATH_NEWSBOOT parameter. On other systems (mostly System V derivatives), the system boot procedure automatically runs all the scripts in a particular directory, such as /etc/init.2. In that case, you should pick a name like /etc/init.2/S99news and have the news boot script installed there, or install it in the default /etc/rc.news and make the link yourself. The daily maintenance script, news.daily calls scanlogs to rotate and trim log files, as well as generating summaries using egrep and awk. On some systems the log files are too big for these programs so you might have to complain to your vendor and install the versions from the Free Software Foundation. The scanlogs script has a short test you can run to see if your egrep will work.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]