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Re: install/39374: The postdrop process sometimes stops the boot process, preventing local and remote logins
The following reply was made to PR install/39374; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Quentin Garnier <cube%cubidou.net@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/39374: The postdrop process sometimes stops the boot
process, preventing local and remote logins
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 03:08:34 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:45:00AM +0000, randolf+netbsd.org@inter-corporat=
> >Number: 39374
> >Category: install
> >Synopsis: The postdrop process sometimes stops the boot process, p=
reventing local and remote logins
> >Confidential: no
> >Severity: critical
> >Priority: high
> >Responsible: install-manager
> >State: open
> >Class: sw-bug
> >Submitter-Id: net
> >Arrival-Date: Mon Aug 18 00:45:00 +0000 2008
> >Originator: Randolf Richardson
> >Release: NetBSD 4.0
> Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
> NetBSD netbsd.test.lumbercartel.ca 4.99.70 NetBSD 4.99.70 (GENERIC) #0: M=
on Jul 21 04:17:53 PDT 2008 builds@wb38:/home/builds/ab/HEAD/i386/20080721=
> The message "postdrop: warning: mail_queue_enter: create file maildrop/63=
5518.167: no such file or directory" appears every second (with the number =
635518.167 changing). This continued perpetually, and the "login:" prompt =
never appears on the console. SSH logins fail too.
Which means /var/spool/postfix/maildrop doesn't exist.
> I don't know. This is a fresh installation with only pkgsrc-current and =
It's obviously _not_ a fresh installation, or something went very wrong
during the installation.
- power cut/panic/whatever and the directory was removed by fsck for
- upgrade from a previous release without proper postinstall
- ran out of space during installation
... there are probably plenty of other possible reasons, including
but not limited to the pilot error, of course.
> The following two commands fixed this problem for me (because I don't nee=
The correct fix is to have postfix properly setup however it was broken
before. I.e., run /etc/postfix/post-install create-missing.
Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost
"See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
[...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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