openwebmail broke with latest update

MJ mafsys1234 at
Mon Aug 26 05:53:52 UTC 2019

Hi Bill,

On 26/08/2019 12:30 am, William Dudley wrote:
> Mark,
> Thanks for your suggestions.
> I left my debugging attempts out of my email to the list.
> I checked the permissions, and they are as they should be: 4755 for
>, owned by root:mail.

Can you run the script in the directory?

Look, curiosity took hold and I decided to install everything in a new VM, :-)

FreeBSD freebsd 12.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE r341666 GENERIC amd64

(and that may be a problem, the version of bsd though I doubt it.)

Anyway, installed perl, apache and openwebmail. After a bit of torture with apache (I'm a lighttpd/nginx person I should've installed that - I just assumed you're running that, sorry) I got things working.

So, it's not the packages, it's a file. Perhaps check in /usr/local/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail if all the .files in there for the perl scripts have the correct permissions (these don't need the 's' sticky bit though, that's the domain of the C wrapper called In my config they're all 755.



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