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

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Mon May 16 13:09:10 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 15:00, Stefan Monnier <monnier at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> Package: reportbug
> Version: 5.1.1
> Severity: normal
> A recent problem between postfix and glibc packages causes sendmail to
> fail to send email, signalling an error instead.  The problem here,
> is that when I tried to report it with reportbug, reportbug (with gtk2 ui)
> just exited silently without telling me about the failure to send the
> message.  Luckily, I started reportbug from the command line rather than
> from the menu, so I did get to see the:
> postdrop: fatal: getrlimit: Operation not permitted
> sendmail: warning: command "/usr/sbin/postdrop -r" exited with status 1
> sendmail: fatal: foo at bar.ca(2376): unable to execute /usr/sbin/postdrop -r: Success

is 'sendmail' returning "Success"? and maybe even an exit status of 0?
reportbug do retry in case of a MTA error, not if it's badly behaving
and return "everything is fine" when it's not. Please confirm this is
what's happening.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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