permissions problem on startup

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun Feb 5 13:02:58 GMT 2006

John Jolet wrote:
> I'm having a problem that I saw in the archives someone else having, 
> but I couldn't find a solution.  Running on gentoo with postfix.  If I 
> set the Run As user to postfix, I get: Cannot open config file 
> /opt/MailScanner/etc/MailScanner.conf, Permission denied at 
> /opt/MailScanner/lib/MailScanner/ line 597.
If this is not a permissions problem on the file, then it is a problem 
with the perms of the dir or one of its parents. Don't forget that the 
postfix user has to be to navigate down to the file, as well as just 
read the file. Ensure you have r-x on the directories.
> now, that poster said he made it work by giving postfix user a shell, 
> but that doesn't seem to work for me.  if I start it as root, it 
> works, but then postfix would need to run as root.  postfix:postfix 
> owns MailScanner.conf, and it can be read by postfix....  the 
> mailscanner program opens it like 10 times, then switches uid and gid 
> to postfix, and then can't open it.  or says it can't.  what's going 
> on here?
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