/var/spool Permission denied - FIXED

I've been getting some odd permission denied erros on my /var/spool directory:


sendmail.postfix: fatal: chdir /var/spool/postfix: Permission denied

squid proxy:

2007/03/22 18:38:01| /var/spool/squid: (13) Permission denied

I'm also getting some programs referencing directories within /var/spool/ that say the directories are not directories.

I'm having a heck of a time figuring it out.

The color code for the /var/spool/ directory is unfamiliar and I'm wondering if it's related to the problem:

~~![](<URL url=)http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/4109/spoolbp8.jpg" />

Any ideas?~~

2 Replies

drw-rw-rw- is a strange set of permissions for a directory. The x flag for directories controls whether you can access the contents of the directory or not. So with no x flags set, nobody can access the directory contents.

My /var/spool in Ubuntu is drwxr-xr-x.

I don't know how it changed but changing the permissions fixed it.


The color also went to the normal blue as well which is good (should be a good visual que of the problem next time)

Thanks again!


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