Bug#4354: movemail doesn't work
> Why does movemail need to be setuid root ?!
Well, the package as I inherited had the following in debian.rules:
# movemail is installed setuid so that POP can work. (This is
chmod u+s \
I suspect this has to do with using movemail locally on a machine
which is also a pop server, but I haven't verified that. (The emacs
build "blessmail" process will only make it setgid mail.) Anyone else
> dpkg --fsys-tarfile .../editors/emacs_19.31-2.deb |tar tzvf - |grep movemail
Nope, doesn't work. Ahh -- it's tar tvf, not tar tzvf.
> dpkg --contents .../editors/emacs_19.31-2.deb |grep movemail
Ah, indeed. For some reason I thought it didn't give the modes, but I
was probably confusing it with --listfiles, which doesn't.
Still haven't heard from the original reporter what, if anything,
explains why his movemail wasn't installed properly...