Bug 122614 - postfix rpm misses /var/spool/postfix/etc directory
postfix rpm misses /var/spool/postfix/etc directory
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 111923
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: postfix (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2004-05-06 07:40 EDT by Henning Schmiedehausen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:03:02 EST
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patch to /etc/init.d/postfix to get queue_directory from configuration (627 bytes, patch)
2004-05-06 07:51 EDT, Henning Schmiedehausen
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Description Henning Schmiedehausen 2004-05-06 07:40:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
The postfix RPM is missing the /var/spool/postfix/etc directory.

As a result of this, the /etc/resolv.conf files copied into
/var/spool/postfix/etc at startup time ends up as
/var/spool/postfix/etc   (file) instead of

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ql postfix | grep var/spool/postfix/etc


Actual Results:  nothing

Expected Results:  Should display /var/spool/postfix/etc

Additional info:

Postfix in chroot environment is probably not able to resolve hostnames.
Comment 1 Henning Schmiedehausen 2004-05-06 07:50:17 EDT
Well, the startup script changes really suck. You might want to learn
about changes in the configuration file (e.g. the queue_directory
setting), the postconf command and basically apply the attached patch.

The same bug pretty sure applies to Fedora.
Comment 2 Henning Schmiedehausen 2004-05-06 07:51:00 EDT
Created attachment 100037 [details]
patch to /etc/init.d/postfix to get queue_directory from configuration
Comment 3 John Dennis 2004-05-06 10:53:00 EDT
This has already been resolved, but perhaps not in the manner you
prefer. Just so you understand we are no longer putting postfix in a
chroot jail. Wieste is no longer recommending chroot jails for typical
installations, the security benefits are dwarfed by the configuration
and maintenance problems especially as more postfix installations take
advantage of other system services such as SASL, LDAP, pam, etc.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 111923 ***
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:03:02 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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