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    Postfix: /opt/local/libexec/postfix/pickup: No such file or directory
    I am attempting to set up postfix. My intention is to use postfix to send email
    directly with relay. I have done this on ubuntu for years, on ubuntu, this is called
    the internet site option.
    When I attempt to send an email using a command line test, I get the following
    message:
    Code:
    /opt/local/libexec/postfix/pickup: No such file or directory
    Indeed, this path does not exist.
    I have followed instructions from this website:
    Subtle Coolness: Enabling postfix (sendmail) on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    I did not find any reference to the path above at the URL.
    I noted also that following instructions at the URL above, the following console
    messages:
    Code:
    bash-3.2$ sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.master.plist
    launchctl: Error unloading: org.postfix.master
    bash-3.2$ sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.master OnDemand -bool true
    bash-3.2$ sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.master.plist
    nothing found to load
    bash-3.2$ vim /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.master.plist
    bash-3.2$ sudo vim /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.master.plist
    Please advise.
    Thanks
    tim
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    Looks like the syntax of the blog you reference is incorrect.

    The default write command is missing the .plist

    You unload it, modify nothing because of a bad path then reload it with nothing changed.

    Programmer from 1987,..and you missed that? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    Looks like the syntax of the blog you reference is incorrect.

    The default write command is missing the .plist
    Blog? Thanks....
    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    You unload it, modify nothing because of a bad path then reload it with nothing changed.
    Even with correct syntax, same error messages. Now, mail.log is not even being written!
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    Programmer from 1987,..and you missed that? ;-)
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    Is the .plist file corrupted?

    Do you have to original?

    What version on postfix are you working with? The default OS X instance or a MacPorts version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    Is the .plist file corrupted?
    I suspect. How do I test?
    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    Do you have to original?
    No.
    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    What version on postfix are you working with? The default OS X instance or a MacPorts version?
    The original.

    Thanks, and thanks also for the vsftpd help.
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    The plist's are XML. Which honestly I know little about.

    This is my plist (defaults) of postfix, unfortunately on Lion however.

    Screen Shot 2011-10-09 at 7.43.23 AM.png


    The application viewing the plist is Property List Editor. A free download from the App Store. I also think it's free with a developer account ID (which i also believe is free).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacsWork View Post
    The plist's are XML. Which honestly I know little about.

    This is my plist (defaults) of postfix, unfortunately on Lion however.

    Screen Shot 2011-10-09 at 7.43.23 AM.png


    The application viewing the plist is Property List Editor. A free download from the App Store. I also think it's free with a developer account ID (which i also believe is free).
    I'm familiar with XML, and I do use Lion. Also, have a developer account.
    Thanks again. I will pursue these tips.
    tim
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    I don't know how to help you, but the revelation that you are using Lion -- rather than Leopard which is what the instructions you linked to are written for -- explains a lot of the problem.

    Here's an easy (or easier) fix for that:
    MailServe for Lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    I don't know how to help you, but the revelation that you are using Lion -- rather than Leopard which is what the instructions you linked to are written for -- explains a lot of the problem.
    But you have!
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Here's an easy (or easier) fix for that:
    MailServe for Lion
    Running. Literally. To work right now. Will try this link and report back.
    thank you
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