Subject: Re: What is changing the owner of /var/spool/mqueue?
To: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
From: Rafal Boni <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/18/2003 01:15:06
In message <20030317124835.A17099@noc.untraceable.net>, you write:
-> >> >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: 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
I've seen this when doing a 'build.sh install=/' as well; restarting the
sendmail daemon seemed to make everything happy again, but I was a bit
perturbed by the messages and did wonder if it ate any email. I had a
bunch of other stuff going on at the same time, though, so I never did
investigate why it happened or if indeed mail did get lost.
I do believe I have a custom sendmail.cf on that box, but it's just a
stripped-down "send all mail to a smartmailer" configuration (though
it is possible it simply hadn't been updated to the right version of
.cf-dom, but I wouldn't think a restart would fix it 8-)
My guess would be that mtree sets some directory to a mode sendmail
does not like when it runs from the install phase of a build.sh, but
I'm not sure what resets it so that it works after a restart...
Rafal Boni email@example.com
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