On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 08:17:12PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 07:24:14PM +0200, Dallman Ross wrote:
But anyway, Bart is right: if you're having filesystem troubles,
why does procmail have to become bloatware to be able to figure
Beacuse an MDA's rule #1 is to not lose mail under any
circumstances. As an exageration to illustrate the situation: Why
doesn't procmail nod off the calling process right from the start to
speed up processing then, if we don't want procmail to be liable at
all for lost mails?
It's really the top-most rule.
I agree in principle. But there are limits to everything.
The debate is simply where that limit is. What if I come
yank the power cord out of your machine right when procmail
is trying to save the message?
This argument is not very convincing. Everything falls under the
admin's responsibility for one, and concerning procmail: If a fatal
error is found it does bounce back the mail, so why can't this be done
in this case, too?
What about quota problems? Procmail doesn't know about quote or
save messages when we're over quota. This question comes up on
this list about once a quarter at least. Someone writes wondering
why the mail isn't being saved. The stock answer is, "Are you
running postfix, and have you bothered to change the default quota
from 50 MB?"
Sigh --- this solution is clear, I just don't want to double all my
recipes with more bloat :/
I agree in principle, again. You do have an unusual situation, though.
(Can't you check file perms and ownership in a pre-check recipe in the
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