fetchmail core dumping

Jim Arnold jim0266 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 21 18:41:54 PST 2006

I'm running fetchmail-6.3.2_1  on 4.10-STABLE

My fetchmailrc file is:

set postmaster "postmaster"
set bouncemail
set no spambounce
set properties ""

poll with proto POP3
        user 'myid' there with password 'mypwd' is 'myid' here

Fetchmail has been running perfectly until just the other day, for 
literally several years,
with upgrades along the way. I haven't upgraded anything recently or crashed.

I've tried to reinstall fetchmail but no luck there. Googling is not 
finding anything yet. I have another
FBSD box running 4.10 stable with the same version of fetchmail and it's fine.

I'm stumped.


At 5:07 PM -0800 2/21/06, Rob wrote:
>Jim wrote:
>>  spike# fetchmail -v
>>  fetchmail: WARNING: Running as root is discouraged.
>>  fetchmail: removing stale lockfile
>>  fetchmail: 6.3.2 querying (protocol
>>  POP3) at Tue Feb 21
>>  16:38:52 2006: poll started
>>  Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>>  Not sure what I can do to fix this. Any pointers
>>  greatly appreciated.
>What version of FreeBSD do you use?
>I have fetchmail-6.3.2_1 installed on a 6-Stable PC.
>No problems.
>Does your rc file have the proper syntax?
>This is mine:
># fetchmailrc
>set invisible
>set postmaster "postmaster"
>set no bouncemail
>set no spambounce
>set properties ""
>set daemon 30
>poll localhost with proto IMAP port 22143
>   user 'myid' there with password 'mypasswd' is \
>        'myid' here options fetchall
>   folder INBOX.MYMAILBOX                             
>Ah, note that I make use of an ssh-tunnel from
>localhost port 22143 to port 143 on the imap server.
>You may want to replace 'localhost' and 22143 by
>your appropriate settings.
>However, remember that pop3 and imap is too
>insecure when not using encryption!
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