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

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Apr 17 07:16:02 UTC 2006

On 2006-04-17 Ross Boylan <ross at biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> 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
> original).

> 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?

Hmm. Disk full, no more inodes (df -i), lost SUID bit on the binary?
How do the permissions of
/var/, /var/spool/, /var/spool/exim4/ and /var/spool/exim4/input look
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