[Reportbug-maint] Bug#626930: reportbug: bug report silently discarded, after postfix error

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Tue Aug 16 00:34:37 UTC 2011

tags 626930 +moreinfo


On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 16:11, Stefan Monnier <monnier at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> is 'sendmail' returning "Success"? and maybe even an exit status of 0?
> No it did not return an exit code of 0.  I can't remember for sure the
> exit code, but I have a faint memory it was 75.  In any case it
> definitely was not 0, which is why I noticed it: Gnus reliably told me
> that the mail could not be sent because of a non-zero exit code.

I've just tried to replicate this bug replacing sendmail with a script
that simply does "exit 1" and that's what I got:

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Sending message via /usr/sbin/sendmail...
Original write failed, wrote bug report to

And that's the result I'd expected looking at the source code. If you
can provide a way I can replicate this, I'll investigate further, else
I'll close this report.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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