[Pkg-exim4-users] /var/spool/exim4/input/... Permission denied

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 17 02:57:17 UTC 2006

When I try to send an email I get back the error
2006-04-16 02:54:59 1FV3y7-0002Nr-PM Failed to create spool file
/var/spool/exim4/input//1FV3y7-0002Nr-PM-D: Permission denied.
(that's not a cut and paste, so might have goofs.  The // is in the

This is on a newly created Debian testing system that I'm trying to
get working.  I'm seeing the errors from mutt ("output of the delivery
process"); there doesn't seem to be anything in the exim logs.

Any ideas what is going on?

/var/spool/exim4/input is owned by Debian-exim and has permissions
drwxr-x---, same as on another system in which everything is working
fine.  exim4-daemon-heavy 4.60-4.  The other system uses daemon-light.

Ross Boylan

P.S. I'm also having clock/time-zone problems.  Mentioning it just in
case this is some weird timestamp issue,

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