permission problems

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at
Tue Jul 29 12:42:31 IST 2003

I run MailScanner as user and group mail for security reasons. But the
installation requires me to run as root.

This creates all files as root. So I have to change all ownerships back
to mail after installation. That I can understand.

But the installation also changes the ownership of /var/spool/
Even when the ownership was correct (mail.mail). That is a problem
because when I forget to change this no e-mail is accepted.

The strange part is that the installation doesn't change
/var/spool/MailScanner nor /var/spool/mqueue. Can't the script be
changed as to leave the ownerships of files intact or to use the old
owner when overwriting a file?

Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383,

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