Subject: changes to sendmail? (postfix not drop-in anymore in -current?)
To: NetBSD Cobalt list <>
From: Brian McEwen <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 08/20/2005 08:58:19
Hi all;

I had no troubles getting postfix setup under 1.6.1, but I have one  
issue with it now, under -current, that I just can't figure out.

It should be a trivial permissions thing, but I've tweeked, I've read  
docs, I've changed ownerships, and I just can't find what needs changed.

Looking online I see lots of questions about this error and few  
replies which usually clues me in that it's a RTFM issue, but I am  
ready to be beat over the head with something obvious :)

Postfix starts, runs, is listening on port 25 just fine.

However, any attempt to send mail gets this in the maillog:

Jul 19 09:15:36 bmcewen sendmail[2974]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): can  
not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied

and pine tells me "smtp "went away".

the dir in question is such:

drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel     512 Jul 16 07:53 clientmqueue original

postfix user is "postfix" in (or, I forget which  
sets that).  I've tried chown to postfix for this dir, as well as  
setting o:w etc.

Is there a difference in the way postfix is setup to be chroot'd  
now?  Or with the original sendmail setup?

Thanks for help;  this is -current from mid-July, from the now-1- 
revision-outdated restore CD.