Re: Another minor security query...
email@example.com writes ("Another minor security query..."):
> Hmm. Try as I might, I could not get Emacs movemail to work with a
> root.mail, 2775 /var/spool/mail, even when it (movemail) was setgid
> mail. I believe others had the same problem. Did I miss a binary
I don't know what you've done wrong, but I've been using movemail sgid
mail with a 2775 /var/spool/mail for over a year now with no problems.
chiark:~> ls -FClad /var/spool/mail /usr/lib/emacs/etc/movemail
-rwxrwsr-x 1 mail mail 15173 Jan 26 1993 /usr/lib/emacs/etc/movemail*
drwxrwsr-x 2 mail mail 1024 Apr 7 18:30 /var/spool/mail/
Hum. I just looked at my source, and it says right at the very top:
/* hacked up to be standalone for Linux - ian 1993-01-26 */
However, reading the source, it seems as if the only thing I did was
to comment out the #include of "../src.config.h" and perhaps add or
fix up some related #defines (though it looks like I may have
specified quite a lot of stuff on the command line).
I understand Daniel Quinlan is putting together the Emacs package for
Debian - I'd be happy to help him. Alternatively I can provide the
binary I'm using as a stopgap, and the source it was compiled from
(though I don't remember the compiler options any more). It's linked