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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 root.
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 /var/lib/postfix/.

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The file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock is used to ensure that only one copy of Postfix's "master" process is active. If Postfix shuts down cleanly, all /var/lib/postfix/*.lock files will be deleted. If Postfix does not shut down cleanly, some *.lock files will be left over.

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