procmail in v4 vs v5

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Aug 26 18:37:12 GMT 2005

On 2005-08-26 10:02, Brian <bri at> wrote:
>Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>On 2005-08-26 08:34, Brian <bri at> wrote:
>>> All my recipes that used to work in 4-stable seem to fail in
>>> 5-stable.  When I invoke procmail with what looks like the same
>>> files, I get unknown mailer error 1 messages in maillog.
>> It would be nice if we could see some of these rules and the exact
>> log messages.
> >more .forward
> "|IFS=' ' && exec /usr/local/bin/procmail -f- || exit 75 #bri"

Try without all this fanciness:

	% echo '|/usr/local/bin/procmail' > ~/.forward
	% chmod 0600 .forward

> Error snapshot-
> Aug 26 08:20:37 entwistle sm-mta[658]: j7QFKbVD000654: to="|exec
> /usr/local/bin/procmail", ctladdr=<foob at> (1005/1005),
> delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=31237, dsn=5.3.0,
> stat=unknown mailer error 1

This doesn't look very right.  It seems that Sendmail is trying to
locate a binary called:

	"exec /usr/local/bin/procmail"

> Additional googling suggests adding a local mc file to enable procmail
> as a delivery agent.

Not necessarily, but that's a different thing.

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