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From: Victor Duchovni (Victor.Duchovnimorganstanley.com)
Date: Fri Sep 11 2009 - 13:11:06 CDT
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 11:04:49AM -0700, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
>> Also which postdrop is reporting errors? Is there more than one "postdrop"
>> on the system? More than one Postfix-related sendmail(1) with a different
>> default config directory? ...
> There is not one running that I see. Our install process specifically
> disables the system postfix installation as well.
The postdrop(1) helper utility is not a long-running process. It is
invoked (briefly) via sendmail(1) to deposit proto-messages into the
If you also have a "system postfix", with a default configuration
directory of /etc/postfix, and someone runs *that* sendmail(1), it
will launch the corresponding postdrop(1), which will try to use
the standard /var/spool/postfix/public/pickup socket, and will
fail to find it.
You may also have some mail waiting in /var/spool/postfix/maildrop/.
Please give the "system postfix" a non-default "syslog_name", or
otherwise figure out which postdrop(1) is complaining.
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