Great - found a referenece to Hylafax in crontab - and on failing it was to
mail faxmaster with the error. Guess who gets faxmaster's mail according to
aliases.db? Yup - root. Thanks for the help :)
----- Original Message -----
From: Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] /var/spool/fax/etc/setup.cache
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 01:15:06PM +0100, Paul Scollon wrote:
>> > FATAL ERROR: /var/spool/fax/etc/setup.cache is missing! The file
> > /var/spool/fax/etc/setup.cache is not present. This
> > probably means the machine has not been setup using the faxsetup(1M)
> > command. Read the documentation on setting up HylaFAX before you
> > startup a server system.
> > root gets mailed with this error about 4 times a day, and it's getting
> > annoying having to constantly go in and empty root's mailbox. I don't
> > ever going near anything called HylaFAX. Any ideas anyone on ceasing
> > error being reported? We're running SuSE 7.0 Professional.
>>> The error you mentioned comes from /usr/sbin/faxcron (it can also come
> the Hylafax startup script, but I presume you're not booting several times
> day :-) ) and it's telling you that Hylafax is not setup correctly.
> Unsurprising, as you didn't set it up at all. Remove the line which calls
> faxcron from your crontab.
>> SuSE 7.0 Professional seems fond of starting things without asking you.
> I installed it my modem wouldn't work - turned out that there were at
> two processes trying to use /dev/ttyS0, one of which was a Braille reader.
>> Apropos the Braille reader - apparently SuSE is the first distribution
> can actually be installed by a blind user.
>>> You might also make sure that your system isn't trying to start Hylafax.
> check that out, do make sure you have START_HYLAFAX="no" (rather than
> in /etc/rc.config. If you have to edit that, run /sbin/SuSEconfig (as
> root) afterwards.
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