saslauthd startup fails

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at
Wed Dec 7 14:30:48 UTC 2005

Am Mi, den 07.12.2005 schrieb Patrick Nelson um 0:56:

> FC4 up2date
> This is strange!  I installed FC4 and then I'm setting up saslauthd to
> work inside a Postfix chroot.  Here is what I've done
> Prior to the chroot change this works fine:
>   service saslauthd start  <- logs show it started
>   service saslauthd stop  <- logs show it stop
> The change:
>   rm -rf /var/run/saslauthd
>   ln -s /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd /var/run/saslauthd
>   service saslauthd start  <- screen says OK but logs show the follow:
> ---snip---
> <time> <host> saslauthd[pid] main     : could not chdir to:
> /var/run/saslauthd
> <time> <host> saslauthd[pid] main     : chdir: Permission denied
> <time> <host> saslauthd[pid] main     : Check to make sure the directory
> exists and is
> <time> <host> saslauthd[pid] main     : writable by the user this
> process runs as.
> ---snip---

Could be SELinux caused. You should check your audit log. Else change
the socket path in /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd to be the Postfix chroot
path /etc/postfix/var/run/saslauthd and try again.


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