I try to setup syslog-ng-1.6.8-20.23.1 for sending messages through a pipe:
destination mail-alert { pipe("/var/tmp/mailpipe" group(root)
perm(0600)); };
This is supposed to be used for email alerts. The pipe is like:
# ls -l /var/tmp/mailpipe
prw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 2012-06-20 17:51 /var/tmp/mailpipe
But still I get the message:
Jun 20 18:23:04 test syslog-ng[31178]: Cannot open file
/var/tmp/mailpipe for writing (Permission denied)

As far as I understand syslog-ng it runs with UID 0. It also writes
happily to /dev/tty10 and /dev/xconsole which are set up in the SUSE
standard configuration for syslog. So what is the problem here?