Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108960
postfix has a bug preventing use with (among others) MH, pine
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
A bug was introduced in version 2.0.11 of postfix and fixed in version
2.0.12. The description of the fix is:
Bugfix: the stricter postdrop input filter broke "sendmail -bs". Found
by Lutz Jaenicke. File: smtpd/smtpd.c.
This bug manifests itself with the error message
fatal: uid=XXX: unexpected record type: 84
and the refusal to send the message.
The problem is in the interaction between smtpd and postdrop, both of
which are started by sendmail. Smtpd sends a timestamp to postdrop
which postdrop doesn't expect. Postdrop then produces the error
message and exits.
Please update postfix to a newer version.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Send a message with MH or pine configured to use the local postfix
yes, I'm seeing this too. :(
also reproducible by using the same protocol as nmh's "post" command,
as follows (SMTP commands are me btw):
$ /usr/lib/sendmail -bs -odb -oem -om
220 jmason.org ESMTP Postfix
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
postdrop: fatal: uid=500: unexpected record type: 84
451 Error: queue file write error
oh, btw, come to think of it I may have set up the /usr/lib/sendmail
symlink myself. It's a symlink to /etc/alternatives/mta, identical to
I have built a new rpm from the 2.0.16 postfix source, I have not the
opportunity to test it because of other demands and I don't want this
to drag out, I'm sorry. To expedite the update process I would
encourage those of you with an interest in this bug to try testing the
following rpm and give me some feedback
I can't install this rpm because it depends on libcom_err.so.3 which I
don't have installed and can't find on the Fedora Core 1 CDs.
Me too, I'm afraid.
I rebuilt the rpm using the official fedora environment and replaced
it on the ftp site, this should resolve the dependency problem you
encountered. Give it a go, my apologies for a false start.
This seems to fix the bug.
yep, works for me too. thanks!
Thank you Sjoerd and Justin! Your help is appreciated. I am going to
close the bug and push the new package through the fedora update process.
*** Bug 110671 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***