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Failed To Start Messaging Server With 'Permission denied' And 'cannot create mboxlist env directory' Error (Doc ID 1984145.1)

Last updated on MAY 13, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 7.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Messaging Server fails to start when the service is automatically initiated by Solaris' SMF (Service Management Framework).

When it failed to start, the following message appeared in the default log:

The owner and group of "/tmp/.mailsrv_opt_sun_comms_messaging64/" was "root/root", where it was expected to match the Messaging Server run time user, typically be "mailsrv/mail".


In this specific case, packages were removed and patches were installed.


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