Bug#411240: [pkg-kolab] Bug#411240: kolab-cyrus-imapd: Corrupt quota files cause data loss

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sat Mar 10 13:32:54 CET 2007

On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 05:41:55PM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Freitag, 9. März 2007 13:33 schrieb Steve Langasek:
> > Does your question for the cyrus team about this bug mean there is some
> > doubt about the patch David provided?

> We prefer to work in sync with the cyrus team, and in my estimate, if the bug 
> indeed "renders package unusable", then the original cyrus package and indeed 
> all cyrus installations anywhere would be equally unusable, so I wanted to 
> hear what they think about that.

Well, the justification here isn't that the package is unusable, but that
the bug causes data loss.  You probably know better than I do if this same
bug is present in cyrus.

> I think the issue is actually only applicable to some specific situations that 
> use quotas and the quota configuration is either unusual or even corrupted.  
> But I don't have enough experience to judge that.

Quota corruption is not the fault of the package, but if it leads to data
loss, that's a problem.

Where exactly is the data lost anyway, though?  The bug report only says
that lmtpd segfaults; it's not clear to me how this results in data loss. 
(Mail being turned away is certainly not "data loss"; only mail accepted and
subsequently eaten qualifies for that.)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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