Bug 2290

Summary: procmail no longer reads group-writable .procmailrc's
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jim Knoble <jmknoble>
Component: procmailAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2CC: djdave, jmknoble, smooge
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Description Jim Knoble 1999-04-20 20:01:25 UTC
According to procmail's HISTORY file, procmail-3.12
introduced a new behavior with respect to group-writable
.procmailrc files and .procmailrc files located in
group-writable directories.  Specifically, procmail ignores
such a .procmailrc unless GROUP_PER_USER has been defined in
config.h at compile-time.

The most recent procmail update packages (3.13.1) do not
have GROUP_PER_USER defined and fail to function properly on
Red Hat Linux systems.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-21 15:34:59 UTC
*** Bug 2291 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

According to procmail's HISTORY file, procmail-3.12
introduced a new behavior with respect to group-writable
.procmailrc files and .procmailrc files located in
group-writable directories.  Specifically, procmail ignores
such a .procmailrc unless GROUP_PER_USER has been defined in
config.h at compile-time.

The most recent procmail update packages (3.13.1) do not
have GROUP_PER_USER defined and fail to function properly on
Red Hat Linux systems.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-07 23:32:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2242 ***