Unable to start Qmail: cannot start: hath the daemon spawn no fire

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2016-11-16 13:24:49 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:40:24 UTC

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Unable to start Qmail: cannot start: hath the daemon spawn no fire

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux

Symptoms

Unable to start Qmail mail service:

cannot start: hath the daemon spawn no fire?

Cause

Qmail packages are corrupted.

Resolution

  1. Download plesk-mail-qc-driver psa-qmail and packages from http://autoinstall.plesk.com according to your operating system. For example for Plesk 12 on CentOS 7:

    # wget http://autoinstall.plesk.com/PSA_12.0.18/dist-rpm-CentOS-7-x86_64/opt/maildrivers/plesk-mail-qc-driver-12.0.18-cos7.build1200140811.16.x86_64.rpm
    # wget http://autoinstall.plesk.com/PSA_12.0.18/dist-rpm-CentOS-7-x86_64/opt/maildrivers/psa-qmail-1.03-cos7.build1200140807.16.x86_64.rpm
  2. Install them manually:

    # rpm -Uhv psa-qmail-1.03-cos7.build1200140807.16.x86_64.rpm --force
    # rpm -Uvh plesk-mail-qc-driver-12.0.18-cos7.build1200140811.16.x86_64.rpm --force
  3. Run mchk utility:

    # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mchk
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