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Exim won't start up...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brianteeter, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. brianteeter

    brianteeter Well-Known Member

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    Exim will not start on our server, when it reboots fresh or otherwise. Restarting it via WHM shows this error message:

    Attempting to restart exim

    exim status exim dead but subsys locked

    exim has failed, please contact the sysadmin.

    Searches here, on Google and WHT.com have been fruitless. Any ideas what might be causing this?

    Thanks - Brian
     
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    moronhead Well-Known Member

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    [quote:c6fb69bf73][i:c6fb69bf73]Originally posted by brianteeter[/i:c6fb69bf73]

    Exim will not start on our server, when it reboots fresh or otherwise. Restarting it via WHM shows this error message:

    Attempting to restart exim

    exim status exim dead but subsys locked

    exim has failed, please contact the sysadmin.

    Searches here, on Google and WHT.com have been fruitless. Any ideas what might be causing this?

    Thanks - Brian
    [/quote:c6fb69bf73]

    Have you got a file named exim with a size & 0 in /var/lock/subsys? If you do, first make a backup of the file just in case then delete the file and try to restart Exim to see if it works.
     
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    brianteeter Well-Known Member

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    There is a file called exin in /var/lock/subsys, with size 0. I tried deleting it and restarting, but it failed. So, no luck.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks - Brian
     
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    what is in /var/log/messages when you start it via /etc/rc.d/init.d/exim restart ?

    That will tell you something I'd imagine.

    also /scripts/sysup for fun.
     
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    brianteeter Well-Known Member

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    root@web2 [/home/admin]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/exim restart
    Shutting down exim: [FAILED]
    Starting exim: exim: neither action flags nor mail addresses given
    [FAILED]
    root@web2 [/home/admin]# ls -l /var/log/messages
    -rw------- 1 root root 0 Feb 17 04:02 /var/log/messages
    root@web2 [/home/admin]#

    But, if I run:

    /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q1h

    it starts. Strange...

    Take care,

    Brian


    [quote:a3acc9a930][i:a3acc9a930]Originally posted by feanor[/i:a3acc9a930]


    what is in /var/log/messages when you start it via /etc/rc.d/init.d/exim restart ?

    That will tell you something I'd imagine.

    also /scripts/sysup for fun.
    [/quote:a3acc9a930]
     
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