/var/spool/postfix/maildrop error at my console?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by regis169, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. regis169 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Today I had a look at the console and found out I had strange errors at OS X boot time,

    05/11/08 11:22:43 com.apple.launchd[1] (org.postfix.master) Failed to count the number of files in “/var/spool/postfix/maildrop”: No such file or directory

    It seems I've been having these error messages for a very long time. However, I don't recall having any problems with my Mac.

    Should I just ignore this? Has anyone had the same messages before? Why am I having these error messages?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    You restored from Time Machine didn't you? You'll have to recreate the directory via Terminal.

    sudo mkdir /var/spool/postfix

    sudo postfix stop
    sudo postfix start

    You shouldn't see that error after that.
     
  3. regis169 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I did.

    Please forgive me for my ignorance & stupidity, but should I type

    sudo mkdir /var/spool/posfix

    and then type sudo postfix stop

    and lastly type sudo postfix start?

    Just to make sure I do nothing wrong at Terminal. :)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    You'll hit return after the first line and then put in your password but you have the idea. ;)
     
  5. regis169 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. :D
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    I've had to do it myself so I'm one of the few people that knows the solution. :cool:
     

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