[Dovecot] overview of patches used in Fedora

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jun 2 21:50:29 EEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 15:49 +0200, Dan Horák wrote:
> Hi,
> I have gone through the patches that are used in the Fedora package and
> probably only the "mkcert-permissions" [1] can be considered to be
> included upstream. It is dated into package version 1.0-0.beta2.3, but I
> cannot find any particular reason for the inclusion (like a bug in
> bugzilla, etc.). 

Certificate file is public data, so chmoding it to 0600 doesn't really
do any good. As for chowning the files to root:root, that's probably
good if you use the script to generate certificates automatically, but I
don't think the script should always do that since it may be run as

> Some (winbind support, quota warnings) were obsoleted
> by dovecot 1.1, two are used for distro specific settings. So the only
> real patch that remains is the "pam_setcred" [2] patch that fixes
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=146198

Unnecessary (with v1.0 too). pam_setcred() is called only if setcred=yes
is added to pam args.

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