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Re: cron error message

zdrysdal@diagnostic.co.nz (zdrysdal@diagnostic.co.nz) wrote:

> /etc/cron.daily/smail:
> /usr/lib/smail/checkerr: /dev/null: Permission denied

It looks like you've somehow lost /dev/null, or changed its permissions.

crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys        1,   3 May 27  1997 /dev/null

If it doesn't look exactly like that (possibly a different date), something
is wrong.

A quick glance at /dev/MAKEDEV makes me think that you can recreate this
with '/dev/MAKEDEV std' if necessary.  But you may want to double-check
that before running it.

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