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Bug 2291 - (4.2) procmail no longer reads group-writable .procmailrc's
Summary: (4.2) procmail no longer reads group-writable .procmailrc's
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2290
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procmail
Version: 4.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-04-20 20:03 UTC by Jim Knoble
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-21 15:34:09 UTC

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Description Jim Knoble 1999-04-20 20:03:48 UTC
According to procmail's HISTORY file, procmail-3.12
introduced a new behavior with respect to group-writable
.procmailrc files and .procmailrc files located in
group-writable directories.  Specifically, procmail ignores
such a .procmailrc unless GROUP_PER_USER has been defined in
config.h at compile-time.

The most recent procmail update packages (3.13.1) do not
have GROUP_PER_USER defined and fail to function properly on
Red Hat Linux systems.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-21 15:34:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2290 ***

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