openwebmail broke with latest update

MJ mafsys1234 at
Tue Aug 27 05:22:25 UTC 2019

Hi Bill,

On 27/08/2019 1:43 pm, William Dudley wrote:
> MJ,
> Again, thanks for your time on this.
> My comments are interspersed below:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 1:53 AM MJ <mafsys1234 at> wrote:
>> 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?
> If you mean run it from the command line, yes, I can, it poops out the
> login screen.
> The bug occurs if I successfully login to openwebmail -- then I get the
> error message.

Yes that's the one because it's the script that contains login() and sets group/user ids and ultimately fails (I think - because it's also in another location which I will check out later)

>> 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.)
> I'm running 11.3, and I fear that the version of either Perl or openwebmail
> is different between 11.3 and 12.0,
> such that your test, while useful, may not have much bearing on my current
> situation.  At least, it suggests
> that, when I upgrade to 12.x, openwebmail may once again work.
> My pkg versions are:
> perl5-5.30.0
> openwebmail-2.53_4
> apache24-2.4.41  (though I very much doubt apache has anything to do with
> the error)

The only difference is I'm running perl: perl5-5.28.2

Yes, all the files are present; openwebmail isn't failing to run, it's
> failing to do a change group.
> For fun, I just uninstalled and re-installed openwebmail, to make sure all
> files are present. There
> was no change in the failure mode; still fails to change group.
> Thanks,
> Bill Dudley

You know, openwebmail produces a log in /var/log. I just checked mine and it has some handy information.

Checking the code quickly, you might be able to enable more verbose debugging. First check your log.



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