another user with no problems is bestell
-rw------- 1 bestell users 8710 Jan 17 00:02 /var/spool/mail/bestell
-rw------- 1 adabas users 17319 Jan 16 13:21 /var/spool/mail/adabas
and the funny thing is when i do "chown adabas ...." adabas can read it, except
that procmail doesn't like it anymore.
i just looked into /etc/passwd and i seem to have two different adabas-users
Ok, if i just delete one, what will happen ?
will procmail start delivering to the left one, or will it blow up ?
Dallman Ross wrote:
Regarding the problem with adabas :
I tried as root to "chmod adabas /var/spool/mail/adabas",
after this adabas could read the emails,
but then procmail showed error-messages that it wanted to
rename /var/spool/mail/adabas but didn't succeed,
and it also stopped delivering messages.
Check the file and group ownerships. What group does sendmail
normally run under on that system? (What is the group for folders
of users whose mail works fine in /var/spool/mail)? ("ls -lg")
Do adabas's user and group ownerships comply? The command you
need is "chown". I suppose you made a typo above, as what you
wrote is not a valid chmod command. But you need to watch the
group permission, too, not just file permission. If, as is typical
on many Linux setups, for example, the group is also named for the
username, then you need (assuming it's been mis-set and needs
fixing) "chown adabas.adabas /var/spool/mail/adabas". But the
group might be wheel or something else. Use what your system
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