postfix service is not starting

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knzzz
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postfix service is not starting

Post by knzzz » 2020/05/16 11:27:11

Hi All,

I tried restarting the postfix service but its not getting restarting getting error message as


Postfix master dead but pid file exists

i even killed the pid by using the lsof but still it not bouncing back please assist to restart the service

Regards
Kanna

lightman47
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Re: postfix service is not starting

Post by lightman47 » 2020/05/16 14:05:09

When it bombs, what does journalctl -xe say about it? Any hints in /var/log/maillog ? What changed right before this started to crash?
- just ideas

I can't remember quite how I found the problem with mine, but your answer is in logs on your machine.
Remember - importing/building packages will likely "byte you in the butt" come update time, long after you'd forgotten you did that! Use repos whenever possible.

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