I built courier 0.47 (my current mail server is running that still)
and I'm sure I recall the docs saying something about a configure
option for the uid and gid, but I don't see it in the Installation
Guide for the current version.
There are configuration options '--with-mailuser=courier
No, there is no such configuration option for Courier that's documented
in Courier 0.52's INSTALL file. There was such an option in earlier
versions of Courier, but that function has been moved to the
Does that mean that the user and group IDs depend on how courier-authlib
was installed? That might be the problem.
Trustix provides a courier-authlib package which I used, but I will read
the manual there and see what user ID it actually sets itself up with.
Might be better to build courier-authlib from scratch anyway...
Trying to pass random options to the configure script is never, never a
good idea. At best, nonexistent options will get quietly ignored. At
worst, you're going to interfere with the configure script's internal
configuration settings. Everything will seem to work, but after
building and installing you will begin encountering mysterious errors
and malfunctions; you will come here and complain, and a lot of people
here are going to end up scratching their heads, for no good reason, and
wasting a lot of their time running around in circles.
Agreed - it certainly seems to be a blind alley in this case - I get
permission denied errors when I try to start courier.
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