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Re: Bug#35092: Release-critical Bugreport

Remco Blaakmeer wrote:
> On Sat, 29 May 1999, Edward Betts wrote:
> > > Package: smail (main)
> > > Maintainer: Soenke Lange <soenke@escher.north.de>
> > >   35092  smail crashes!
> > 
> > Lost mail, scary, no ideas.
> I think I am experiencing this same bug with smail. On my system, smail
> crashes with signal 11 at the smtp 'quit' command (xinetd says it is
> signal 11). At that point, the message is already stored in
> /var/spool/smail/input/. A subsequent 'runq' command will deliver the mail
> to the user's mailbox. On my system, the user 'mail' has a crontab which
> runs 'runq' three times an hour, so it took a while for me to notice I
> have this bug. I don't think I have lost any incoming mail.
> BTW, smail has had this same bug before. I think it was during the libc5
> -> libc6 transition.

I remember Soenke cursing about libc6 behaving different than libc5 turning
Smail maintenance into a real pain.



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