Error Message with Procmail

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Jun 26 12:09:52 UTC 2006

"Gerard E. Seibert" <gerard at> writes:

> I just installed 'procmail' onto my FSBD 6.1 stable system. The
> following error message keeps appearing on screen at what appears
> random intervals. This one appeared as I booted up the system.
> Jun 24 11:41:14 seibercom procmail[749]: default rcfile is not an
> absolute path for uid "1002"
> I am not sure what it means or how to correct it. Everything appears
> to be working correctly.

How are you invoking procmail?  I'd be surprised if you didn't find
that this message comes up whenever procmail tries to process a
message for the user with uid 1002.  Is the procmailrc specified by
hand for that user, perhaps from a .forward file?

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