Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12356
pine complains about permissions
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
Either pine-4.21-8 or filesystem-1.35-1 needs to be fixed to not
complain that /var/spool/mail should be set 1777:
[Mailbox vulnerable - directory /var/spool/mail must have 1777 protection]
but filesystem-1.35-1 sets /var/spool/mail 775
I can't reproduce that warning here (4.21-17, but I don't think I've changed
anything related to this)
The directory should of course be 1775
If you are sure that /var/spool/mail should have permissions 1775,
somebody (you) should upload a new version of filesystem to errata.
This is the same bug as 10687.
$ rpm -vv -ql filesystem
drwxrwxr-x 1 root mail 1024 Feb 6 1996 /var/spool/mail
It looks like someone needs to make the call that either pine or the
filesystem package is correct about what the perms on /var/spool/mail/
should be and get them to agree. Right now they do not.
Depending on the configuration of sendmail, either 1777 or 775 is valid,
but the other mail programs need to be checked (imap/pop referenced in
the previously mentioned bugzilla entry, pine in this one) to verify
correct operation given the "correct" permissions.
Sorry, I thought you were talking about rawhide. Anyway, I cannot reproduce your
warning on a 6.2 system either: It just doesn't happen here. Can you attach your
.pinerc for one last check?
Sorry if I made this impression, but *I* do not use pine.
I only know the same error-message from bug 10687 (imapd), which
still has Status: NEW. (Perhaps the original submitter used pine as
imap-client, which forwarded imapd's error-message?)
Perhaps you could close 12356 and reassign 10678 to
Component: filesystem or fix it and close it.
thank's and cu andreas
Created attachment 638 [details]
I can not reproduce the pine problem at all with the Rawhide packages (nor with
the 6.2 ones). Closed. I'll have look at the other issue - I don't think we want
This is NOT a bug and you don't need to solve it, yes the message is
annoying, but you will need to think further if you think that eliminating
this message does really solve this problem. Please read the following
thread in comp.mail.pine in order to understand why you should not supress
this annoying message.
The standard for locking mail spool files on Red Hat Linux is lockf, not
.lck-files - and all things touching the file have been fixed to use that
(everything distributed with the distribution, at least - we obviously don't
control what people install in additon to this). Since there is no need to
create files, the permissons shouldn't be 1777 and the message is silenced.