Re: [DEBIAN] Why does sendmail depend on procmail?
According to Santiago Vila Doncel:
> * Try to "chown a-rwx" your current personal mail spool file.
> deliver is still able to deliver the mail, but it keeps the bad
> permissions. procmail renames the old one and creates a new one with the
> right permissions. I think procmail behaviour is better in this case,
> because it actually solves the problem.
I'd call that a usability misfeature of procmail. Deliver puts the
mail where you tell it to. Nothing more. OTOH, it is a bug for
Deliver to allow a user to request writing a file that isn't
user-writable, and have it work. I'll see about fixing that.
> * Try to "chown nobody" your current personal mail spool file.
> In this case deliver rejects the mail (it refuses to deliver it), while
> procmail is able to rename the bad one and create a new one with the right
> ownerships, as before.
Again, procmail is being far too intelligent for its own good.
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <email@example.com>
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