On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 04:52:29PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 16:21 +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> > I'm really about to throw this damn server through a closed window (or
> > better yet a brick wall). I've searched high and low on google for a
> > straight answer, and any references in mailing lists give an answer of
> > read the INSTALL file (as if thats supposed to solve everything).
> > 
> > I have virtual users for email in postfix, and I want to use maildrop to
> > deliver to the virtual mailboxes. Problem is, when it does use maildrop
> > it shows an error in the logs as the subject line says.
> > 
> > I've tried everything, checked everything. That supposed magic solution
> > in the INSTALL file says only ONE thing needs to be set to get it to
> > work. Maildrop is owned by root and group is mail. The socket is rwx
> > globally (all this is set by the port install). The executing user for
> > pipe in postfix is vmail.
> > 
> > I've installed the port with authlib and gdbm (even manually adjusted
> > the makefile to ensure --enable-userdb). Nada.
> > 
> > The generally consensus is that it should work out of the box- so what
> > the hell am I doing wrong? Where should I be looking? Specifically: what
> > is not authenticating? I can manually test maildrop ok. So wtf?
> > 
> > You'll have to excuse my language here- I'm not sure how much hair I
> > have left after working on this for several days...
> Ok, I know I'm answering my own question here- but this should
> definitely be fixed.
> In the INSTALL file, someone should change the statement where it says
> "When using the standalone maildrop build with courier-authlib, one
>          of the following configurations must be used:"\
> to: "When using the standalone maildrop build with courier-authlib, ALL
>          of the following configurations must be used:"
> Just after I sent the email I thought I'd check the only thing I hadn't
> changed, the setuid bit. There are several reasons why I hadn't had the
> guts to do this before- but in my mood I was feeling reckless.
> 1. The statement in the INSTALL file said only one configuration needed
> to be changed.
> 2. I installed from ports- I would have thought (like most would, and
> history has served to provide empirical data) that the install process
> would have set this.
> 3. None of the information I read when searching emphasised this when
> all other options are already set- and certainly none based on freebsd.
> Anyone else with this issue popping up THIS is the answer- set ALL the
> configuration options in the INSTALL file.

This should go to freebsd-ports, not freebsd-questions.  I would also
recommend filing a PR about this, since otherwise it's unlikely to get

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