Postfix problem

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Sat May 27 16:03:33 BST 2000

On Sat, May 27, 2000 at 11:29:29AM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
> Hopefully someone can shed some light on this for me....
> I have today rebuilt my workstation with 4.0 (having trashed RH 6.2).  I'm 
> trying to get Postfix working with Fetchmail/Procmail.  All have been
> installed from the ports collection.
> Running Fetchmail using a previously working .fetchmailrc produces the
> following log entries;
> May 27 10:51:48 carrot postfix/smtpd[23213]: fatal: connect #11 to subsystem private/cleanup: Permission denied
> May 27 10:51:49 carrot postfix/master[210]: warning: process /usr/local/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 23213 exit status 1
> May 27 10:51:49 carrot postfix/master[210]: warning: /usr/local/libexec/postfix/smtpd: bad command startup -- throttling
> Any and all suggestions gratefully received.  Deleting the package and
> installing from source *is* an option if that is thought to be best.

Try doing a "postfix stop" followed by a "postfix check".  That should
clean up the perms, in theory...

Failing that, I suggest "rm -rf /var/spool/postfix/*", followed by a
"postfix start".  That will jsut recreate the spool directory structure.


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