Subject: Re: What is changing the owner of /var/spool/mqueue?
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/17/2003 12:48:36
>> >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

could be.  :)

>> >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

do you have a lot of stuff in your queue?

try making sure that the directory /var/spool/mqueue and all the files
under it are owned by root.  then try sendmail -q -v and see if it

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