Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507894
cron mail delivery fails with esmtp installed
Last modified: 2014-09-29 12:14:57 EDT
Description of problem:
SELinux is preventing esmtp (system_mail_t) "read" to /.esmtp_queue/hb7RiUtM/mail (root_t).
Yes, that's "/", not "/root" or any other home directory, as
esmtp-wrapper is expecting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install esmtp
2. Set esmtp-wrapper as the local mta via "alternatives --config mta"
3. Wait for, or force nightly cron jobs to run.
Mail delivered to root.
I think queueing locally delivered cron mail is a bit silly. Perhaps
something akin to the following added to esmtp-wrapper would do the trick:
# Don't try to queue if $HOME hasn't been setup.
[ -n "$HOME" ] || exec $esmtp $@
Did you try your proposed fix and did it work. If so if you can create a patch and send it to I will include it locally and submit upstream as well. Thanks
Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
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