While I’m at it… (Other Opensuse/Postfix Clean-up Items)

Following up my last post, “X11Forwarding Fails on Opensuse 12.1 with IPv6 Disabled“, there are a couple postfix items that seem to need to be cleaned up on all my servers.


If you get this error:

Apr 10 18:35:53 tools postfix/sendmail[23696]: fatal: parameter inet_interfaces: no local interface found for ::1

It’s because it’s searching for the IPv6 interface to run on.  Again, this is only because I like to disable IPv6 (as explained in the post referenced above).  As a result, you need to stop Postfix from trying to run on “ALL” protocols, and specify good ol’ IPv4.  Just vi /etc/postfix/main.cf and change inet_protocols = all to inet_protocols = ipv4 and rcpostfix restart.

Permissions Goofiness

Not sure why, but the permissions are goofed up on all my Opensuse 12.1 servers.  If you get these errors:

Apr 10 18:39:46 tools postfix/postfix-script[23808]: warning: not owned by group maildrop: /usr/sbin/postqueue
Apr 10 18:39:46 tools postfix/postfix-script[23809]: warning: not owned by group maildrop: /usr/sbin/postdrop

This just seems to have been buggy out of the box, or perhaps I did something wrong on all my installations….  Not a big deal for me at least (though I’ve read some others have had some struggles), this was an easy fix; I just ran /usr/sbin/postfix set-permissions and it cleaned it all up.  Another quick restart and I’m in business…

I hope that helps!


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