Possible bug with spam permissions

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Thu Aug 25 08:32:08 IST 2005

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Julian Field wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Jan-Peter Koopmann wrote:
>>On Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:47 PM Jan-Peter Koopmann wrote:
>>>Question remains: Is this a FreeBSD or a perl problem. And do you
>>>patch MailScanner or shall I patch it in the FreeBSD port? 
>>Ok. We checked this on the following combinations:
>>Linux and perl 5.8.0 --> original version works
>>Solaris and perl 5.8.3 --> original version works
>>FreeBSD 4.11 and perl 5.8.0 --> buggy
>>FreeBSD 5.4 and perl 5.8.6 -> buggy
>>FreeBSD 4.11 and per 5.8.6 --> buggy
>>Looks a lot like a FreeBSD bug! I will try to get this solved in FreeBSD but up to that we need to patch MailScanner for FreeBSD systems. 

Might explain a few of the permission oddities people are seeing on 
non-freebsd Mailwatch 1.0.2 implementations too?????

>>Julian, what's your opinion on this?
> Well done guys, I don't have a FreeBSD box on which I could have tried 
> this. I must build a VM with FreeBSD in it some time so I can test this 
> stuff. Maybe that's a job for this weekend. Where's the best place to 
> get a CD distro of FreeBSD in the UK?


5.4 is latest stable. 6.0 is due to go rc1 shortly I think...

> How about I make the change, put out a beta, and let you guys test it 
> for me?
> Alternatively, as you have already proved the original version works on 
> Linux and Solaris, could you just make the change and see if it 
> continues to work? That would involve less potential pain for other people?

I you push out a beta I can test it here fairly quickly (but on FreeBSD, 
othesrs will have to try the other platforms).

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic Ltd
tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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