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Thread: Postfix not starting on Network Edition 5.0.4 on CentOS 5.1 (RHEL5.1)

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    Question Postfix not starting on Network Edition 5.0.4 on CentOS 5.1 (RHEL5.1)


    Just completed a fresh install of Network Edition RHEL64bit v5.0.4 on CentOS 5.1 x86_64. All gone very well except the MTA will not start, it shows as stopped when I do a zmcontrol status command. It says postfix is not running so I issued the following command:

    [zimbra@chailey-com1 /]$ sh -x /opt/zimbra/bin/zmmtactl status

    which returned the following:

    + BASE=/opt/zimbra
    + SCRIPTS='zmmtaconfigctl postfix zmsaslauthdctl'
    + case "$1" in
    + STATUS=0
    + for i in '$SCRIPTS'
    + /opt/zimbra/bin/zmmtaconfigctl status
    + R=0
    + '[' 0 -ne 0 ']'
    + for i in '$SCRIPTS'
    + /opt/zimbra/bin/postfix status
    + R=1
    + '[' 1 -ne 0 ']'
    + echo 'postfix is not running'
    postfix is not running
    + STATUS=1
    + for i in '$SCRIPTS'
    + /opt/zimbra/bin/zmsaslauthdctl status
    saslauthd is running with pid 3566
    + R=0
    + '[' 0 -ne 0 ']'
    + exit 1
    [zimbra@chailey-com1 /]$

    There was nothing listening on port 25 before installation and I have read the forums about that error so I don't think this is related. My question is how do I fix Postfix and get my MTA up and running?


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    Welcome to the forums

    First thing support will ask is that you have NE running on a supported platform and the list is here

    Right down to the problem, are there any error message in /var/log/zimbra.log ?

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    Did you stop/remove/reconfigure sendmail ?

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    Default Error log and sendmail response

    Hi and thanks for the quick response, below is the error log, I thought the owner warning strange as I have already tried using zmfixperms which ran ok.

    Also, regarding stopping and reconfiguring sendmail, what process does this involve? I did read about this and stopped the system postfix and sendmail running as discussed elsewhere in the forums to prevent anything listening on port 25 prior to zimbra installation - should I have set one of the processes to run and if so how should this be done?


    /var/log/zimbra.log follows

    Apr 10 18:05:20 chailey-com1 postfix/postfix-script[5193]: warning: not owned by root: /opt/zimbra/postfix-

    Apr 10 18:05:20 chailey-com1 postfix/postfix-script[5207]: starting the Postfix mail system

    Apr 10 18:05:20 chailey-com1 postfix/master[5208]: fatal: Servname not supported for ai_socktype

    Apr 10 18:05:20 chailey-com1 saslauthd[5224]: detach_tty : master pid is: 5 224

    Apr 10 18:05:20 chailey-com1 saslauthd[5224]: ipc_init : listening on soc ket: /opt/zimbra/cyrus-sasl-

    Apr 10 18:05:20 chailey-com1 zimbramon[3490]: 3490:info: Starting stats

    Apr 10 17:05:30 chailey-com1 postfix/postqueue[5595]: fatal: Queue report unavai lable - mail system is down

    Apr 10 17:06:00 chailey-com1 postfix/postqueue[5629]: fatal: Queue report unavai lable - mail system is down

    (log clipped to relevant items for clarity)

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