Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42814
Fetchmail complains when using "interface" option
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:29 EDT
fetchmail-5.7.4-4 distributed with RH7.1 complains that the "interface"
option in the .fetchmailrc file is only supported under Linux and FreeBSD,
despite this being a Linux system. I have in my .fetchmailrc:
with proto IMAP and options interface "eth0/172.27.0.0/255.255.0.0"
but fetchmail says:
fetchmail: interface option is only supported under Linux and FreeBSD
The fetchmail distributed with previous versions of RedHat supported this
option without problem
The interface specification language is not supported when IPv6 support is
compiled in, and we have begun enabling that support. The message in later
fetchmail: interface option is only supported under Linux (without IPv6) and
If you need the functionality, a rebuild of the source package with the
--enable-inet6 option on the %configure line is probably the best way to go.
Tagging as fixed in Raw Hide because the text message in 5.7.4 *is* incorrect.