Solving openSUSE 11.3 mail server problems

Rather than follow an upgrade path, I painstakingly migrated the mail server configuration from an openSUSE 11.0 server to a fresh install on an openSUSE 11.3 server. Here are the problems I ran into and how I solved them:

Problem: “Permission denied” when postfix/lmtp attempted to connect to /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp

Solution: run vigr to add user postfix to the mail group.

Problem: imap[14973]: IOERROR: opening /var/lib/imap/user_deny.db: No such file or directory

Solution: it’s okay to ignore this.

Problem: imap[10976]: SQUAT failed to open index file
imap[10976]: SQUAT failed

Solution: you can either ignore this or build SQUAT indexes.

Problem: postfix/smtp[21515]: connect to localhost[::1]:10024: Connection refused
amavis[21058]: (21058-12) (!!)WARN: all primary virus scanners failed, considering backups

Solution: the Problems I found and fixed section of this Virus scanning post seemed to have the answer. All I needed to do was uncomment the ClamAV-clamd lines in /etc/amavisd.conf

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