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Old 10-05-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Postfix will not send mail


i have a mandrake system setup as a webserver, for some reason postfix has stopped working on this machine.

when i go to send a message postfix just puts it in the maildrop directory ( under /var/spool/postfix ) and does not deliver the message.

the only problem that is showing up is in the error log, it produces the following:

fatal: open dictionary: need "type:name" form: /etc/postfix/virtual.db

can anyone shed any light on this, and propose any fixes?
i presume i am missing something in the virtual.db file, but what?

thanks for any help
Old 10-05-2003, 06:28 PM   #2
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Backup your postfix config files and try remove/reinstall the package? That's probably the quickest fix.

You probably have to rebuild the virtual.db file. Er, actually I just checked /etc/postfix/virtual and it has quite informative comments. Just less /etc/postfix/virtual. You'll need to fix your apparent syntax error, then rebuild the file by using postmap.


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