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    Default fatal: Connect to the Postfix showq service: Permission denied

    Hi All,

    Pulling my hair out here, really need some help with this one.

    Upgraded my debian 5 (32-bit) box to 6.0.14 from 5.0.18, in preparation for a move to a new 64-bit server. (didn't get that far even)

    The mta won't start with the following error in the log

    fatal: Connect to the Postfix showq service: Permission denied

    The things I've tried
    1. SELinux <- not even on the server
    2. zmfixperms (both --extended and normal)
    3. installed now self signed certs
    4. nothing about nosuid in the fstab
    5. Reboots

    Everything else works fine, I can login and see the old mails, the server has been running like a dream for 4+ years.

    I have a separate postfix system which accepts all my mails before they are delivered to zimbra, so all my current inbound mails are still in the queue, which is good.

    But I cannot get the MTA to start, tried with zmmtactl after the rest of the system come up, and still gives me the same error.

    I still bitches at me about some perms in postfix,even after the extended zmfixperms
    =======
    Mar 20 00:31:06 faraday postfix/postfix-script[360]: warning: not owned by root:
    /opt/zimbra/data/postfix/spool
    Mar 20 00:31:06 faraday postfix/postfix-script[366]: warning: group or other wri
    table: /opt/zimbra/data/postfix/spool
    Mar 20 00:31:06 faraday postfix/postfix-script[368]: warning: not owned by root:
    /opt/zimbra/postfix-2.6.10.2z/conf/main.cf
    Mar 20 00:31:06 faraday postfix/postfix-script[369]: warning: not owned by root:
    /opt/zimbra/postfix-2.6.10.2z/conf/master.cf
    Mar 20 00:31:06 faraday postfix/postfix-script[370]: warning: not owned by root:
    /opt/zimbra/postfix-2.6.10.2z/conf/master.cf.in
    Mar 20 00:31:06 faraday postfix/postfix-script[385]: starting the Postfix mail s
    ystem
    ============

    I also get this zmcontrol start, no not know if its connected.
    ============
    Starting spell...Failed.
    Starting apache...httpd: Syntax error on line 232 of /opt/zimbra/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load /opt/zimbra/httpd/modules/libphp5.so into server: /opt/zimbra/httpd/modules/libphp5.so: undefined symbol: gzopen64
    failed.
    ============

    This is the other common output asked for in these situations, and it looks clearly broken aswell, as it is not looking in the "right" places, as the spool directory for me is in /opt/zimbra/data/postfix/spool
    ============
    zimbra@faraday:~$ ls -ld /opt/zimbra/postfix/sbin/postqueue /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/* /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/maildrop
    ls: /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/*: No such file or directory
    ls: /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/maildrop: No such file or directory
    -rwxr-sr-x 1 root postdrop 610522 May 9 2011 /opt/zimbra/postfix/sbin/postqueue
    zimbra@faraday:~$
    ============

    I think the above could really be the problem for me, am tempted to create symlink to the current spool directory location.
    which is what i've done, and i get the below
    ============

    faraday:~# ls -ld /opt/zimbra/postfix/sbin/postqueue /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/* /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/maildrop
    -rwxr-sr-x 1 root postdrop 610522 May 9 2011 /opt/zimbra/postfix/sbin/postqueue
    drwx-wx--- 2 postfix postdrop 8192 Mar 20 00:40 /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/maildrop
    srwx--x--- 1 postfix postfix 0 Mar 16 23:35 /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/cleanup
    srwx--x--- 1 postfix postfix 0 Mar 16 23:35 /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/flush
    prwx--x--- 1 postfix postfix 0 Mar 17 01:28 /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/pickup
    prwx--x--- 1 postfix postfix 0 Mar 17 01:25 /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/qmgr
    srwx--x--- 1 postfix postfix 0 Mar 16 23:35 /opt/zimbra/postfix/spool/public/showq
    faraday:~#
    ===============

    i've now run a zmfixperms --extended (after shutting down zimbra), and started zimbra again

    I still get the original error.

    I'm desperate now folks, any pointers on how to go about getting the mta up and running?

    I've looked for incident support for FOSS version, i'm willing to pay :-), but not found anything, do zimbra even do this?

    Best Regards

    -Roy
    Last edited by xtrac; 03-19-2012 at 06:57 PM. Reason: extra thing I tried

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