Hi, all --
I've changed servers and am still shaking out the differences between my
old Linux 2.4 qmail system and my new FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE qmail system.
On the old box, I delivered via a .forward file with the classic
"|IFS=' ' && p=/usr/local/bin/procmail && test -f $p && exec $p -Ytf- || exit
and all worked well; my ^From_ lines were of the form
From mutt-users-owner-MYADDR=MYSITE.DOM Fri Jun 21 18:55:50 2002
and I could tell how the message came in and all.
On the new box, .forward is ignored and so I deliver via a .qmail file
which now has simply
| /usr/local/bin/procmail -Ytf- || exit 75 #davidtg
since the classic long form had the same problem I'm reporting now. For
some reason, my ^From_ lines are now simply
From davidtg Fri Jul 5 05:38:17 2002
and some of my lovely procmail rules don't apply any more and I have a
lot more stuff in my $DEFAULT (ugh).
I'm working through my rules and getting most things resolved, but I'd
still like to have my ^From_ lines back. I've read the man pages and
understand why I have "-Ytf-" there but haven't seen anything in the
archive or Bronto-FAQ about why -f- would write "davidtg" as though I had
fetched the mail or some such.
Further details available upon demand. I don't know whether the
procdiag.sh script is standard "Step 1" or not, so I won't include its
copious output here yet, but
bash-2.05a$ uname -a
FreeBSD www.lg.com 4.5-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE #0: Fri Feb 15 15:18:29
bash-2.05a$ which procmail
bash-2.05a$ procmail -v
procmail v3.22 2001/09/10
Copyright (c) 1990-2001, Stephen R. van den Berg
Copyright (c) 1997-2001, Philip A. Guenther
Submit questions/answers to the procmail-related mailinglist by sending to:
And of course, subscription and information requests for this list to:
Locking strategies: dotlocking, lockf()
Default rcfile: $HOME/.procmailrc
Your system mailbox: /var/mail/davidtg
might be of interest.
TIA & HAND
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