Postfix doesn't start

jgimer at jgimer at
Sun Oct 4 19:42:16 UTC 2009

What are the actual permissions on the lock file, not just the containing directory?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Vinzstyle <vinzstyle at>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 20:41:32 
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Subject: Postfix doesn't start


I installed Postfix with PCRE support from the ports collection, but I get this 
error when I try to start it :

Oct  4 20:22:09 mail postfix/postfix-script[47114]: starting the Postfix mail 
Oct  4 20:22:09 mail postfix/master[47115]: fatal: open lock file 
/var/db/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied

[root at mail /]# ls -ld /var/db/postfix/
drwx------  2 postfix  wheel  512 Oct  4 20:16 /var/db/postfix/

The "mail_owner" directive is set to "postfix" in

Is there some things to set up after the "make install" ? Did I miss something 

I'm running FreeBSD-7.2-RELEASE, and Postfix(-2.5.6,1) is started inside a 

Thanks for your help :)
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