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Postfix not starting in Suse Linux

Postfix wasn’t starting

root@suse11sp2:~ # /etc/init.d/postfix start
Starting mail service (Postfix) failed

I ran in debug mode and found out which is the line to start postfix manually. I ran and it gave me the following error

root@suse11sp2:~ # /usr/sbin/postfix start
postsuper: fatal: scan_dir_push: open directory defer: Permission denied
postfix/postfix-script: fatal: Postfix integrity check failed!

To fix this error, run the following command

root@suse11sp2:~ # postfix -c /etc/postfix set-permissions
chown: cannot access `/usr/share/doc/packages/postfix-doc/README_FILES’: No such file or directory

I’m running Suse Linux 11 SP2 on this server

root@suse11sp2:~ # cat /etc/*release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11
PATCHLEVEL = 2
LSB_VERSION=”core-2.0-noarch:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-noarch:core-2.0-x86_64:core-3.2-x86_64:core-4.0-x86_64″

It was not installed the package postfix-doc so I installed

root@suse11sp2:~ # rpm -Uvh postfix-doc-2.5.13-0.17.4.x86_64.rpm
Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
1:postfix-doc ########################################### [100%]

With the package installed, it didn’t give any error messages

root@suse11sp2:~ # postfix -c /etc/postfix set-permissions

And started successfully

root@suse11sp2:~ # /etc/init.d/postfix start
Starting mail service (Postfix) done

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