Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#283 closed setup (invalid)

Command died with status 254

Reported by: jsd@… Owned by: bas
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: email2trac Version: 2.4.5
Keywords: Cc:


run_email2trac will not run at all on my system. In my maillog I see:

postfix/local[14530]: 4CBD454659: to=<>, relay=local, delay=0.14, delays=0.05/0.06/0/0.04, dsn=5.3.0, status=bounced (Command died with status 254: "/usr/local/bin/run_email2trac")

What does this mean and how do I fix it?

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by bas

  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Type changed from defect to setup

I shall document it in a FAQ, but you specufied the wrong MTA user:

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

I am running postfix, and I used --with-mta_user=postfix. Is that not correct? How do I determine what the correct MTA user is?

here's ps on my machine ( i tried to put it in the ticket but the spam catcher complained)

$ ls -l run_email2trac
---s--x--x 1 root jsd 6913 Dec 19 12:04 run_email2trac

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by bas

postfix for debian use user 'nobody'. You can check it with a simple script:



id > /var/tmp/mail_id

configure /etc/aliases and use this as script instead of run_email2trac

Last edited 12 years ago by bas (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

OK, that helped. It does indeed run the scripts as nobody. I recompiled email2trac and now I am getting error 1.

status=bounced (Command died with status 1: "/usr/local/bin/run_email2trac")

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by bas

Did you test our setup:

Is there nothing in the syslog?

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by bas

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

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