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Re: Bug#92981: uw-imapd-ssl: can't use maildir format with uw-imap (fwd)

On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:

> no reason for the rejection was given either.  all thats mentioned in
> that bug report is that pine has `permissions issues' i fail to see
> why pine -- which is run by the *user* needs group write permission if
> you own the file and the owner has rw then you and everything you run
> has rw.  if pine has some screwball requirements i don't think that
> should mandate unsecure policy.  especially since pine is not even in
> debian, its non-free.  besides that i installed pine on a box running
> postfix this summer and the only `permissions issue' it had was
> complaining on startup that /var/spool/mail was mode 2775 instead of
> 1777, it was only a complaint and it seemed to work fine otherwise
> (well as fine as pine `works').

I think that refered to the message that Pine would give (actually
c-client I think) warning of insecure permissions if the modes weren't
1777.  As you say, that argument is bogus.

Since we aren't getting any replies here, I'm going to forward to
debian-policy (which I probably should have done in the first place.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>

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