Bug 2290 - procmail no longer reads group-writable .procmailrc's
procmail no longer reads group-writable .procmailrc's
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2242
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procmail (Show other bugs)
5.2
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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: 2291 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-04-20 16:01 EDT by Jim Knoble
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-07 19:32:12 EDT
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Description Jim Knoble 1999-04-20 16:01:25 EDT
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 11:34:59 EDT
*** 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 19:32:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2242 ***

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