Error /var/log/messages

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Thu May 27 09:34:00 CDT 2004


On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 06:59:41AM -0700, Garcia, Arthur P. wrote:
> Can anyone tell me how to fix these errors, or what they mean?
> 
> Error messages.  /var/log/messages
> 
> May 26 04:28:23 sprocket sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
> May 26 04:28:23 sprocket sendmail: can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied
> May 26 04:28:23 sprocket sendmail: Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.
> May 26 04:28:23 sprocket sendmail: sm-client startup failed

Who owns /var/spool/clientmqueue/?  Here's mine from a RHEL3 install:

$ ls -ald /var/spool/clientmqueue/
drwxrwx---    2 smmsp    smmsp        4096 May 27 04:04 /var/spool/clientmqueue/

When I've seen this fail, it's  becuse the smmsp user didn't have permissions

 
> May 26 04:28:26 sprocket cannaserver: cannaserver:Initialize failed
> May 26 04:28:26 sprocket cannaserver:
> May 26 04:28:26 sprocket canna:  failed

Do you need to run cannaserver?  Per rpm -qi:
Canna provides a user interface for inputting Japanese characters.

As I don't speak/write/read Japanese, I don't run it.

> May 26 04:28:37 sprocket atd: atd startup failed

Again, check permissions on the various /var/spool/ directories, in
this case /var/spool/at.

Thanks,
Matt

-- 
Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
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