What is the reason for the Sendmail.cf file being set to the 'Preserve=renameold' (Doc ID 1569368.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

THIS DOCUMENT ANSWERS CUSTOMER'S SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT SENDMAIL.CF FILE.

QUESTION:On Solaris 11 the sendmail.cf is in service/network/smtp/sendmail FMRI is set to preserve=renameold quote from manifest:

file 6cdae982752dd73ddcf09c758f4e1499aeb31403 chash=9490045f097f8e26833502ae33e670257d276676 group=bin mode=0444 original_name=SUNWsndm:etc/mail/sendmail.cf owner=root path=etc/mail/sendmail.cf pkg.csize=12439 pkg.size=40116 preserve=renameold

I don't see any reason why this should be done. This forces manual intervention after reboot. I though the Statement for Solaris 11 was to minimize downtime.
 

Solution

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