[Pkg-exim4-users] Failed to get user name for uid 1000 in paniclog

Brian Mauter brianmauter at gmail.com
Thu May 27 01:13:57 UTC 2010

Thanks for replying Jeroen.  I think the exim user is fine.  I think the problem lies with the user for which it's trying to deliver mail.

At any rate:
brian at minimac:~$ cat /etc/debian_version 
brian at minimac:~$ dpkg -p exim4
Package: exim4
Priority: standard
Section: mail
Installed-Size: 72
Maintainer: Exim4 Maintainers <pkg-exim4-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: all
Version: 4.69-9
Depends: debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0, debconf (>= 1.4.69) | cdebconf (>= 0.39), exim4-base (>= 4.69), exim4-daemon-light | exim4-daemon-heavy | exim4-daemon-custom
Size: 7478
Description: metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) installation
 Exim (v4) is a mail transport agent. exim4 is the metapackage depending
 on the essential components for a basic exim4 installation.
 The Debian exim4 packages have their own web page,
 http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/. There is also a Debian-specific
 FAQ list. Information about the way the Debian packages are
 configured can be found in
 /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.gz, which additionally contains
 information about the way the Debian binary packages are built. The
 very extensive upstream documentation is shipped in
 /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/spec.txt.gz. To repeat the debconf-driven
 configuration process in a standard setup, invoke dpkg-reconfigure
 exim4-config. There is a Debian-centered mailing list,
 pkg-exim4-users at lists.alioth.debian.org. Please ask Debian-specific
 questions there, and only write to the upstream exim-users mailing
 list if you are sure that your question is not Debian-specific. You
 can find the subscription web page on
  Homepage: http://www.exim.org/
Homepage: http://www.exim.org/
brian at minimac:~$ ps -eaf | grep exim4
101      12652     1  0 16:32 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/exim4 -bd -q30m
brian    13102 12964  0 20:12 pts/0    00:00:00 grep exim4
brian at minimac:~$ cat /etc/passwd | grep exim4

On May 26, 2010, at 5:41 PM, Jeroen van Aart wrote:

> Brian Mauter wrote:
>> However, now I'm getting errors in the exim4 paniclog like this:
>> Failed to get user name for uid 1000
>> I've checked filesystem permissions everywhere I can think of.  I've grepped through /etc/exim4 for my usernames and for 1000 and no luck.  I've restarted exim4 and I've also run dpkg-reconfigure exim4.config
> On Debian the standard user for exim is "Debian-exim" with uid 102. So anything above 500 is fine.
> What does "cat /etc/passwd |grep exim" tell you?
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