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Bug#3319: marked as done (deliver does not set exit codes as expected by sendmail)

Your message dated Tue, 3 Jul 2007 16:24:15 +0200
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has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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somewhere.  Please contact me immediately.)

Debian bug tracking system administrator
(administrator, Debian Bugs database)

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Package: deliver
Version: 2.1.12-2

Due to some problem the "File table overflow" error condition occured.
During this sendmail received a mail, it was bounced with a wrong
reason "No such user", whereas I think it should have been queued and

The bounce mail said the following (user and hostname slightly

deliver: can't create /tmp/dl.a20853: File table overflow
deliver: can't create /tmp/dl.a20853: File table overflow
deliver: delivery error on host hostname
Delivery to these addresses failed:
Reason(s) for failure:
	"username": No such user
deliver: can't remove /tmp/dl.a20853: No such file or directory
554 <username@hostname.domain.de>... unknown mailer error 1

Sendmail expects some special return codes (EX_TEMPFAIL and
EX_UNAVAILABLE; see sysexits.h) in order to decide whether it should
retry the delivery later.

deliver seems not to generate these exit codes appropriately.

(Instead of fixing deliver another option might be to use mail.local
again, however I don't remember what the current status with the
several mail.local programmes is.)

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

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This package has been removed from Debian unstable.  I'm therefore
closing this bug report.  The package has been removed because it
was orphaned, unmaintained, out of date, buggy.

Martin Michlmayr

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