new install, error when connecting, "BYE Fatal Error: can't write proc file"

Mark Nernberg m at
Mon May 23 17:46:51 EDT 2005

Never mind.  I must be a dolt.

chown -R cyrus:mail /var/imap
chown -R cyrus:mail /var/spool/imap

I forgot to su to cyrus when running mkimap!

Thanks anyway.

On 5/23/05 4:53 PM, "Mark Nernberg" <marknernberg at> wrote:

> Ok.  I got the issues with compile_et & com_err worked out (by
> specifying --with-com-err=/usr/local/dist/cyrus-imapd-2.2.10 in
> ./configure).
> Now that its compiled, I need to test it (duh!).
> When connecting via telnet to localhost 143, I get the following:
> # telnet localhost 143
> Trying
> Connected to localhost.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> * BYE Fatal error: can't write proc file
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> Having Googled this, I noted that there is a prior posting to the list
> (from Dec.2004), but it went unanswered.
> Any/all help is MOST appreciated!  I need to get this up & running
> fairly quickly, so time is running out.
> M.
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