Cyrus-SASL + sendmail 8.12.9 + "group writable file"

Scot W. Hetzel hetzels at
Tue Apr 29 15:22:22 PDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Babler" <dbabler at>
To: "FreeBSD Questions List" <freebsd-questions at>
Cc: <freebsd-ports at>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 10:03 PM
Subject: Cyrus-SASL + sendmail 8.12.9 + "group writable file"

> Basic problem: sendmail errors with permissions/ownerships on
> /usr/local/etc/sasldb
> Symptom:
>  maillog entry "error: safesasl(/usr/local/etc/sasldb) failed: Group
readable file"

> And yes, the ODontBlameSendmail appears in the generated
> file. As appears in the various archived times this question has come
> up, changing permissions and ownerships only move the error from group
> read errors to access denied errors. For ownerships of the database
> file, I've tried:
I just rebuilt my 4.8 test system and have no problem with
permissions/ownership on the /usr/local/etc/sasldb file as create by the
security/cyrus-sasl port.

    -rw-r-----  1 cyrus  mail    16384 Apr 29 16:46 sasldb

I used the same settings as you had posted in your previous message.

In your file does the 'O DontBlameSendmail' option have a '#' in
front of it, if it does then it is being commented out.  This may indicate
that the wrong *.cf file was installed on your system. What's the value of
the DontBlameSendmail option in the file?

Are you using the file, or a file to create the *.cf

Also is the SENDMAIL_MC uncommented & defined to your file in
/etc/make.conf file? As what most likely happened is that a mergemaster
installed the file over your file if you didn't have it


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