I have recently installed postfix and while configuring the server have run into an issue. At one point I received the error from my syslog,
fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
I am logged in as
On another forum I had the recommendation to remove the file master.lock and to run an
apt-get update, then restart.
I did these and log back in to find that my directory is empty.
ls -l /var/lib/postfix/ total 0
I have then tried to purge the program by doing
apt-get purge postfix as root and reinstalling the program.
No matter what I do, I cannot get the files back under