[CentOS] hi

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Sun Sep 30 13:31:50 EDT 2012


On Fri, September 28, 2012 15:21, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Andrei Rolando León Salas wrote:
>> Hello how are u, im having a little problem. i use the webmin to
>> install
>> automatly postfix, in the other server works, but in this now says.
>>
>> Error while checking current Postfix configuration. Please manually
>> fix
>> Postfix configuration.
>>
>> postfix: fatal: file /etc/postfix/main.cf: parameter mail_owner:
>> unknown user name value: postfix
>>
>> Manually edit the Postfix configuration
>> file.<https://mercadeoeficaz-cr.com:10000/postfix/edit_manual.cgi>
>>
>> i dont know what to do, can u help me please
>
> You need to learn something about what you're doing.
>
> For one, how did webmin install postfix? If from a tarball, then
> there's a
> bunch of stuff to do. If, on the other hand, you'd done it the *right*
> way, with a yum install, the scripts in the package would have created
> the
> user and group postfix.
>
>         mark
>

Webmin as shipped will use Yum on CentOS to handle software management
(other than Perl modules).  From the way the information is presented
by the OP it seems likely that the default method is used in this
instance.

The error is this:

>> postfix: fatal: file /etc/postfix/main.cf: parameter mail_owner:
>> unknown user name value: postfix

You are missing the postfix user id in /etc/passwd.  If that user id
is missing then it is likely that your install procedure did not
complete properly.  I would suggest using yum remove post followed by
yum install postfix issued as the root user from the command line.


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