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Old 09-14-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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problem with fetchmail startup

Hi to all,
I have installed CENTOS6.


I have installed fetchmail with the command:

yum install fetchmail

And I have used this script for automatic startup:

After I have created the configuration file /etc/fetchmailrc with this sample configuration:

set daemon 60
set postmaster root
set syslog
set no bouncemail

poll with protocol POP3 user 'xxx@xxx.xx' password 'xxxxxx' smtphost 'myhostdomain' smtpname 'xx@xx.xx'



After all I execute this command:

chmod 755 /etc/init.d/fetchmail
chmod 710 /etc/fetchmailrc

chkconfig fetchmail on

Then...If i am logged with root permission and execute the command:

service fetchmail start or /etc/init.d/fetchmail start work very well (In the console on my terminal I see only a WARNING: Running root is discouranged)

But when I restart the machines don't work and in boot log messages I see [FAILED] but I don't know why.

Someone have any suggest for help me?

Tnx you very much
Old 09-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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I think in Cent OS, you have to give complete command rather than just - chkconfig fetchmail on. It works that way in fedora.

What is the output of -
chkconfig |grep fetchmail
Old 09-15-2011, 02:42 AM   #3
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the services is ok

the service is UP correcly

return this:
fetchmail 0-off 1-off 2-on 3-on 4-on 5-on 6-off

Now I see in the maillog file this string:
lstat: /root/.fetchids: Permission denied

So that I think that this is the problem....

p.s. I have changed the : with - because the forum drop this reply

Last edited by grydan; 09-15-2011 at 02:45 AM.
Old 09-15-2011, 02:58 AM   #4
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[SOLVED] fetchmail daemon

I have modifiy this line of init script:

daemon /usr/bin/fetchmail -f /etc/fetchmailrc

added a parameter -i
daemon /usr/bin/fetchmail -f /etc/fetchmailrc -i /var/log/.fetchids

and now work correctly!


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