Permissions on /var/mail directory
- From: Gerard Seibert <gerard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:12:33 -0400
I just did a buildworld along with a new kernel this morning. While doing
the installworld, I noticed an error message displayed regarding
the /var/mail directory. I have the directory set to: 1777 so that dovecot
can assess it. The installworld process reset the permissions to 0775 which
were not sufficient for Dovecot.
The dovecot.log file had over a hundred entries similar to this:
deliver(gerard): Error: file_lock_dotlock() failed with mbox
file /var/mail/gerard: Permission denied
Obviously the /var/log/maillog had similar fail warnings.
By changing the permission to 1777 on the /var/mail directory and running
postsuper -r ALL, I was able to get the mail delivered. This is the second
time this has happened. The last time I rebuild world I experienced the
same phenomena. Why does build world insist on changing the directory
permissions and is there a way I can prevent it from doing so?
What I am trying to determine is if I really should have those settings on
the directory, or if I have something configured wrong in either postfix or
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