[Pkg-exim4-users] Install error: user mail was not found
mark.2391 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Jan 11 22:30:31 UTC 2006
On Wednesday 11 Jan 2006 19:31, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 06:46:53PM +0000, Mark wrote:
> > On attempting to install exim4 I keep getting stuck with a "user mail was
> > not found" error.
> > User mail and its group _do_ exist.
> Are there other users with the same uid/gid? what do getent passwd
> mail and getent group mail say?
Here's what I've got:
zev:~# getent group mail
zev:~# getent passwd mail
zev:~# grep 8 /etc/group
zev:~# grep 8 /etc/passwd
list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/bin/sh
> > I discovered the same problem already discussed, but did not see the
> > solution. See:
> > http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/browse_frm/thread/f
> That's Debian Bug #376589 which turned out to be an error in the
> chroot that was used on that system. The root directory needs to be
> world readable.
Ah right. Well here's some on that then:
zev:~# ls -ld /
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 1024 2005-11-29 13:52 /
zev:~# ls -ld /var/mail
drwxr-xr-t 2 mail mail 1024 2006-01-11 17:12 /var/mail
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