Bug 477758 - RFE: patch for better error explanation if delivery fails
RFE: patch for better error explanation if delivery fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: procmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-23 07:52 EST by Dr. Tilmann Bubeck
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:03 EDT (History)
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Patch to improve error messages of procmail (855 bytes, patch)
2008-12-23 07:52 EST, Dr. Tilmann Bubeck
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Description Dr. Tilmann Bubeck 2008-12-23 07:52:29 EST
Created attachment 327752 [details]
Patch to improve error messages of procmail

Description of problem:
I'm using procmail together with postfix. The delivery through procmail failed because of EFILETOOLARGE of the mailbox file. However, this error was not logged by procmail. Instead you get a general error message saying: Unable to deliver mail to "/home/XXXX/Maildir/YYYY". You do not get a errno or sys_nerrlist.

The attached patch improves procmail to deliver a errno so that the user knows what went wrong.

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How reproducible:
Use postfix as MTA. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use postfix as MTA. Set mailbox_size_limit to 100000. 
2. receive a mail and use procmail as MDA.
3. look into maillog and see only a general error message
Actual results:
general error message

Expected results:
specific error message telling the reason

Additional info:
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