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[opensuse] root can't start fetchmail under SuSE 11.2
  • From: Wolfgang Mueller <wm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 22:58:09 +0100
  • Message-id: <SuSE_10.1.Wolfgang.100107.225809.ta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I recently upgraded one of my computers from 10.1 to 11.2.
Under 10.1, root was able to start the fetchmail daemon,
which read its information from /etc/fetchmailrc.

But now, under 11.2, any attempt to start the fetchmail
daemon is rejected with this message:

***************************************************************
Starting fetchmail. File /etc/fetchmailrc must be owned by you.
startproc: exit status of parent of /usr/bin/fetchmail: 6
***************************************************************

Ok, "/etc/fetchmailrc must be owned by you", i.e. by root.
As under 10.1, listing fetchmailrc gives:

*******************************************************
rw------- 1 root root 804 Jan 7 00:19 /etc/fetchmailrc
*******************************************************

But, obviously, that is not enough for getting accepted by the
new fetchmail daemon running under 11.2.

What else can I do?

Thanks in advance,
Wolfgang
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