FreeBSD Port: postfix-2.8.4,1

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at
Tue Aug 2 10:00:48 UTC 2011

olli hauer wrote:
> On 2011-08-01 23:31, Olli Hauer wrote:
>> On 2011-08-01 22:54, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
>>> Olli Hauer wrote:
>>>> On 2011-08-01 12:55, Miroslav Lachman wrote:


>>> Today (after Postfix upgrade) I have this in daily report:
>>> Backup passwd and group files:
>>> group diffs:
>>> 34c34
>>> <  maildirs:*:3125:postfix
>>> ---
>>>>> maildirs:*:3125:
>>> So I looked in to /etc/group and found that postfix is no longer member of the group maildirs:
>>> maildirs:*:3125:
>>> I must re-add it to group maildirs, so now I have it right:
>>>> id postfix
>>> uid=125(postfix) gid=125(postfix) groups=125(postfix),6(mail),3125(maildirs)
>>> Miroslav Lachman
>> Oh, indeed. You hit a limitation of /usr/sbin/pw.
>> The groups are applied with "pw usermod -G $grouplist"
>> from pw(8):
>>> -G grouplist  Set additional group memberships for an account.  grouplist
>>>                is a comma, space or tab-separated list of group names or
>>>                group numbers.  The user's name is added to the group lists
>>>                in /etc/group, *and removed from any groups not specified in
>>>                grouplist*.
>> I can think about a workaround for your case. Give me some time will do some tests.
> No, you don't hit the limitation. It seems you really found a bug in the Framework!
>> From the Framework code in existing groups should honored.
> I will look into this.
> Thanks for your report.

Thank you for your time. I am so glad to see quick and helpful response 
like this.
I have a bunch of mail servers waiting for Postfix upgrade, so let me 
know about some patches I can test.

Miroslav Lachman

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