On 2008.07.08 16:46:18 +0000, Frank Shute wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:22:19PM -0700, Rem P Roberti wrote:
> >
> > > 
> > > > Probably the wrong forum for this, but since it's on a freebsd system:
> > > > 
> > > > I have mutt installed on two other freebsd computers.  I fetch pop
> > > > mail via getmail, and procmail puts things where they belong.  I just
> > > > installed freebsd 7.0 on another computer with what I thought were the
> > > > exact same settings for all of the mail programs involved.  When I try
> > > > to retrieve mail I get this error message:
> > > > 
> > > > Delivery error (command procmail 3695 error (127, exec of command
> > > > procmail failed (refuse to invoke external commands as root or GID 0
> > > > by default)))
> > > > 
> > > > I'm a relative newbie here and would appreciate it if someone could
> > > > give me a heads up on this.
> > > > 
> > > > Rem
> > > 
> > > Are you running getmail as root?
> > 
> > Boy, I hope not.  And I have this entry in my aliases file: 
> > 
> > root:       rem
> > 
> > so I'm not collecting mail as root.
> > 
> 
> What does your getmailrc look like?
> 
> I've got this section in there. You should have similar:
> 
> [destination]
> type = MDA_external
> path = /usr/local/bin/procmail
> user = frank

Here is the entry I use:

[destination]
type = MDA_external
path = /usr/local/bin/procmail
unixfrom = True

This getmailrc file is the same one that I use on two other computers
with not problems.

Rem
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