This seems to be issue of install script. You should be able to avoid
it by modifying post/pre install script.
You seem to use sendmail. Then file a bug to sendmail if this is their
fault. I think what they do is reasonable since script does not know
who should be the owner.
I am curious why this mis-owned MBOX created to start with.
FYI: Debian default MTA is exim.
On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 12:26:43PM +0200, Davi Leal wrote:
> Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r3
> Mailbox (/var/spool/mail/user) has to be owned by the user who is
> recipient and group mail, otherwise the old, "mis-owned," mailbox gets
> renamed "BOGUS.blah," and a new mailbox with proper ownership gets
> But what is happening?. The new mailbox has root.mail owner. I execute
> "chmod user.mail user" and without raising any error message the
> result follow being the same "root.mail". Is there any known
> 'workaround' to solve it?.
> Oct 19 16:50:34 excalibur procmail: Renamed bogus
> "/var/spool/mail/david.leal" into
> "/var/spool/mail/BOGUS.david.leal.1iGD" Oct 19 16:50:34 excalibur
> sendmail: QAA03913: to=<email@example.com>,
> ctladdr=<firstname.lastname@example.org> (65535/101), delay=00:00:16,
> xdelay=00:00:16, mailer=local, stat=Sent
~\^o^/~~~ ~\^.^/~~~ ~\^*^/~~~ ~\^_^/~~~ ~\^+^/~~~ ~\^:^/~~~ ~\^v^/~~~
+ Osamu Aoki <email@example.com>, GnuPG-key: 1024D/D5DE453D +
+ My debian quick-reference, http://www.aokiconsulting.com/quick/ +