Subject: Re: What is changing the owner of /var/spool/mqueue?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/17/2003 09:44:32
On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >Shouldn't the owner of /var/spool/mqueue be smmsp? My daily builds of
> >current keep changing it to root.
> your build is correct -- that directory should be owned by root, not
> smmsp.

Hmm. Must be misconfiguration on my part then. Perhaps I copied a broken

> >My sendmail keeps complaining, and I keep switching it back.
> how exactly is it complaining?

I get lots of the following error (every 30 minutes when sendmail tries
to flush the queue, I bet):

Mar 17 09:21:41 allison sendmail[177]: h2HHLfd00177: SYSERR(root): collect: Cannot write ./dfh2HHLfd00177 (bfc ommit, uid=0): Permission denied

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
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