What's wrong with postfix config?

  • Posted on September 2, 2014
  • smorenoAsked by smoreno

I’m cofiguring a postfix/dovecot mailserver. I’m using default dovecot certificate for testing. but when i try to restart service integrity fail. But I’m not sure what’s wrong exactly. This is the postfix output:

/usr/lib/postfix/post-install: Error: “no smtpd_tls_cert_file=/etc/dovecot/dovecot.pem smtpd_tls_key_file=/etc/dovecot/dovecot.pem smtpd_use_tls=yes smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes” should be “no” or an absolute path name. postfix/postfix-script: warning: unable to create missing queue directories postfix/postfix-script: fatal: Postfix integrity check failed!

I followed this DigitalOcean guide

Thanks in advance!

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This question was answered by @larry:

This is something of a wild guess, but based on the error message, it looks like the editor that edited the config file used the wrong line endings, resulting in postfix reading that whole string as a configuration parameter instead of seeing the line ending and moving on to the next directive. The first thing I would check is that each of those directives is on a single line, and the editor I’m using has proper line endings set.

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