permissions problem on startup
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Sun Feb 5 13:35:53 GMT 2006
John Jolet wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2006, at 7:02 AM, Julian Field wrote:
>> 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/Config.pm 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.
> yeah, I thought of that. If I give postfix a shell, su - postfix I
> can view the file just fine. It appeared to me when I looked at that
> module that it was mostly concerned with ldap servers. was I
> incorrect? I don't have any, and that portion of the config file is
> commented out. just grasping at straws at this point.
I would not advise you try to work out how the configuration compiler
works, it's pretty complex. :-)
If you do su - postfix then cd / then cd down each dir to the file's
location, does that all work at every step?
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