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

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Apr 18 07:12:08 UTC 2006

On 2006-04-18 Ross Boylan <ross at biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 09:16:02AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> 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.
> Those checks appear below, but first, the most suspicious thing:
> The output from df -i looks screwy, but I seem to be able to copy
> other files onto the partition.  It's got so much on it because I'm
> using it for backup.
> corn:~# df -i !$
> df -i /var/spool/exim4/input
> Filesystem            Inodes   IUsed   IFree IUse% Mounted on
> /dev/evms/Var              0       0       0    -  /var

That's ok, exim should be able do deal with IFree=0 (if inodes
total=0, too)

echo foo | exim -d postmaster at localhost

might be more helpful.

(use any working local or non-local address for postmaster at localhost)

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