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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated Cygwin Package: procmail-3.22-7
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Tishler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jim George" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Cygwin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated Cygwin Package: procmail-3.22-7
> Please keep you replies on-list.
I believe I've apologised already but in case...sorry, ?I changed t oMS
Outlook and it apparently doesn't follow reply-to mangling?
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 10:34:34PM +0100, Jim George wrote:
> > thanks for that I managed to get both my users retrieving mail
> > however. I have a strange problem.
> > My new user is working perfectly, however my original user has stopped
> > having mail delivered to the custom mail directory I have defined in
> > procmail.
> > The following is the output of the fetchmail log (jg014a8950 is my
> > original user)
> > fetchmail: 1 message for jg014a8950 at pop3.blueyonder.co.uk (5303
> > fetchmail: reading message email@example.com:1 of 1
(5303 octets) procmail:
> > Renaming bogus mailbox "/var/spool/mail/Administrator" info
> > fetchmail: flushed
> > fetchmail: sleeping at Wed Aug 28 22:23:22 2002
> The above indicates a permissions problem with your Administrator's
> mailbox. I have verified this by grep-ing and reading the procmail
> I have been able to (almost completely) reproduce your problem by
> changing permissions from:
> -rw------- 1 root mail 67538 Aug 29 06:55 root
> -rw------- 1 jt mail 67538 Aug 29 06:55 root
> This produces the following fetchmail log:
> fetchmail: 1 message for jtishler at sa-bwmail1.esr.hp.com (folder
> fetchmail: reading message firstname.lastname@example.org:1 of 1 (2457
header octets) fetchmail: (6189 body octets) procmail: Renaming bogus
mailbox "/var/spool/mail/root" info "/var/spool/mail/BOGUS.root.ZmiUGD"
> procmail: Couldn't create "/var/spool/mail/root"
> However, in my case mail was still being appended to root's mailbox and
> the extra "Couldn't create" error message is generated.
> Nevertheless, my suggestion is to check and fix the permissions of your
> Administrator's mailbox. Does this solve your problem?
I've tried several variations of ownership and permissions on
/var/spool/mail/Administrator but I still get the same result. BTW you are
right the mail is still delivered but I get loads of empty 'BOGUS' files
The BOGUS.Administrator and Administrator files have the same permissions
and ownerships as each other as well!?
I thought I would start from a level playing field so I removed all BOGUS
files and restarted fetchmail as SYSTEM. In these circumstances procmail
(according to the manual) is supposed to wake up and create the correct
filename (called $LOGNAME) with the correct permissions. However when I did
an ls I noticed that the Administrator file was owned by SYSTEM.SYSTEM and
the fetchmail log complained again about a BOGUS mail file.
At this point I logged in from another box on my network and this is where
things got screwy. In my console window everything showed as ..
drwxrwxrwx 2 Administ None 16384 Jun 24 22:01
drwxrwxrwx 5 Administ None 0 Aug 22 04:02 ..
-rw------- 1 dani Users 0 Aug 28 22:17 dani
-rwxrwxrwx 1 SYSTEM SYSTEM 0 Aug 29 23:32
-rwxrwxrwx 1 SYSTEM SYSTEM 0 Aug 29 23:33 Administrator
-rw-rw-rw- 1 Administ Administ 0 Aug 29 23:36 file
drwxrwxrwx 3 Administ None 4096 Aug 29 23:36 .
>From my remote window (using rlogin from another cygwin box) the same files
drwxr-xr-x 2 Administ Administ 16384 Jun 24 22:01
drwxr-xr-x 5 Administ Administ 0 Aug 22 04:02 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 Administ Administ 0 Aug 28 22:17 dani
-rw-r--r-- 1 Administ Administ 0 Aug 29 23:32
-rw-r--r-- 1 Administ Administ 0 Aug 29 23:33 Administrator
-rw-r--r-- 1 Administ Administ 0 Aug 29 23:38 file
drwxr-xr-x 3 Administ Administ 4096 Aug 29 23:38 .
Notice anything strange?
Please can you tell me how I get myself out of this pickle?
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