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Re: maildrop (was: Release-critical Bugreport for August 4, 2000)

On Sun, Aug 06, 2000 at 06:34:21PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Package: maildrop (debian/main)
> > Maintainer: Steve Haslam <araqnid@debian.org>
> >   67126  maildrop does not work, it can't create a dot-lock
> > [IGNORE] No fix available for potato
> Ignoring it is not an option since the program does not work
> when installed as delivery agent - which is it's purpose...
> Well, when not using $MAIL it may work.

In fact. I use it, but I had to modify it.

> Thus it should be either removed from potato or the version from
> woody - that has a better handling for dotlock - should be installed

I talked several days ago with aj, but it was too late to make a NMU. Joy
was preparing it. 

The only modification (suggested by Joy) to make it to work are:

chgrp mail /usr/lib/maildrop/bin/maildrop
chmod g+s  /usr/lib/maildrop/bin/maildrop

It works for me from a lot of time with those, and I filed that RC bug.

The doubt is those modifications could create security problem...


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