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  Update to Mac OS X Terminal, Part 3
Subject:   This only works after SU'ing first
Date:   2002-06-08 12:28:23
From:   jeffulri
From the terminal, after performing the aforementioned operations, I am only able to send mail (EG: mail julrikson@mac.com) if I have SU'ed first. Otherwise I get the following error: can not chdir(/var/spool/mqueue/): Permission denied
Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.


Presumably, I could change the permissions on /var/spool/mqueue/ to all Group R/W/E and defeat security to allow me to send mail as any of my created users. I'd rather not do this. Also, I am unable to send mail out with PHP scripts that worked in 10.1.4. So, apparently, there's some why to add "TrustedUser(s)." I haven't found ducumentation on this anywhere. Anyone else run into this same problem? If so, how did you approach it.

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  • This only works after SU'ing first
    2002-06-13 20:23:50  bradpuett [View]

    The only time I received the error you mentioned ("can not chdir(/var/spool/mqueue/): Permission denied") was after I had changed permissions, BUT before I 'generate(d) a new sendmail.cf file from scratch, using the m4 "macro language processor." ' Once the sendmail.cf file was regenerated, everything worked as before ...