[ITA] Procmail 3.22

D. Boland daniel@boland.nl
Sat Aug 16 08:02:00 GMT 2014

Hi Corinna,

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > I forgot the prep stage.
> >
> > I re-made the binary package and its source package with cygport (nice
> > program btw):
> >
> > http://cygwin.boland.nl/x86/release/procmail/
> >
> > I had to cheat a little (see 'src_compile' in .cygport file) because
> > the source has to be compiled with a library, called 'suexec'. In
> > there are the function overrides to make 'multi-root' and suid/guid
> > possible.
> >
> > To make the Procmail and Sendmail packages completely 'clean' I would
> > like to ITP this library as a new package.
> Definitely.  If a library is a prerequisite for the package, you should
> ITP it before we upload any dependent package.  If the build is ok, it's
> more or less preapproved if it's GTG.
> I'm just a bit puzzled.  Isn't suexec an application, and isn't it part
> of apache, usually?  Also, since when is procmail dependent on suexec?
> It isn't on Fedora and they certainly use almost all of procmail's
> features...

You are right, suexec is an Apache program. I created this library myself and
borrowed the name from Apache. It solves the impersonation problem by making
procmail 'multi-root' aware. I wrote a small article on it in my ITP of libsuexec.

> Oh, and while I was looking I found this:  The original procmail 3.22
> sources are not IPv6-enabled.  Would you mind to add the Fedora patch(*)
> for that, too?

I will.


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