postfix/master master.lock: permission denied

Siggy Brentrup ubuntu at
Wed Sep 9 02:24:25 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 21:03 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
> I just installed fetchmail/postfix/dovecot (not the postfix-dovecot setup) and
> I have the error:
> postfix/master[9595]: fatal: open lock file
> /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied.
> master.lock owner is Dovecot with -rw------ permissions.

After rethinking: this file for sure belongs under postfix/master's
realm so dovecot seems to break postfix.  File a bug report against

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