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Postfix: /opt/local/libexec/postfix/pickup: No such file or directory


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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.
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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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Looks like the syntax of the blog you reference is incorrect.

The default write command is missing the .plist
Blog? Thanks....
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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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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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Is the .plist file corrupted?
I suspect. How do I test?
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Do you have to original?
No.
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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.

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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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The plist's are XML. Which honestly I know little about.

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

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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.
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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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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!
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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.
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