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Re: Processed: dpkg bug severities



In message <E0x7Klg-0000yh-00@davenant.greenend.org.uk>, writes:
  >Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk> writes:
  >> This line produced an error when fetchmail downloaded my mail:
  >> 
  >> Klee Dienes and Ian Jackson <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>(dpkg #1004
      >9 
  >> #10259 #1037 #10433 #104...992 #12187 #1399 #1555 #1797 #1921 #2701 #2894 
  >> #2904 #2911 #2929 #3170 #3225 #3406 #3991 #4093 #4319... Unbalanced '('
  >> Klee Dienes and Ian Jackson <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>(dpkg #1004
      >9 
  >> #10259 #1037 #10433 #104...992 #12187 #1399 #1555 #1797 #1921 #2701 #2894 
  >> #2904 #2911 #2929 #3170 #3225 #3406 #3991 #4093 #4319... Unbalanced '('
  >> 
  >> which came (I think) from sendmail.
  >
  >I have no idea whether it came from sendmail or not, but the brackets
  >_were_ balanced.  The line in question is 625 characters wide, and the
  >last character is the closing ).  A copy of the header as it got
  >through my mail-to-news gateway into chiark.mail.debian.devel is
  >below (I've run `fold -79' on it so you can see it even if your mailer
  >doesn't like long body lines either).
  >
  >Perhaps your mailer has problems with long lines.  Personally I think
  >this is just a bug in your mailer - 625 characters is not a totally
  >unreasonable size for a header line.  However, I'll see if I can find
  >some time to have the bug system wrap the line itself a little
  >earlier.
  >
  >> So it appears that Ian Jackson's mailer is producing header lines that can
      >not
  >> be parsed by a receiving sendmail.

In fact it definitely is sendmail that reports the error.

Since the line, with it's closing bracket, did show up in my mailer, I
don't think there's a problem anywhere else.

If the length of line is legal, then it's definitely a sendmail problem.

-- 
Oliver Elphick                                Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight                                  http://lfix.co.uk/oliver

     Make it idiot-proof, and someone will breed a better idiot.



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