[Pkg-exim4-users] Log Permissions Problem

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Oct 14 18:54:22 UTC 2008

Thomas H. George <lists at tomgeorge.info> wrote:
> After finally understanding the exim4 authentication setup - as root I 
> am able to send email to my other mail box - I tried to send mail as tom 
> and from mutt.  No go.

> First, there were messages that exim4 could not write to the files 
> /var/log/exim4/mainlog and paniclog - permission denied.

Looks like you somehow either manually changed the permissions or
changed the user id exim4 runs under.

On a fresh installation /var/log/exim4 is 2750 Debian-exim:adm and
/var/spool/exim4 is 0750 Debian-exim:Debian-exim. exim4 itself runs
under the user Debian-exim.
ametzler at argenau:~$ /usr/sbin/exim4 -bP | grep 'exim_[ug]'
exim_group = Debian-exim
exim_user = Debian-exim

cu andreas

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