[Dovecot] overview of patches used in Fedora

Dan Horák dan at danny.cz
Tue Jun 3 10:40:27 EEST 2008

Timo Sirainen píše v Po 02. 06. 2008 v 21:50 +0300:
> 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
> non-root.

The script is run during package installation with the goal to be "ready
to run" for the "general user".

> > 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.

Thanks for the info. I will update the package appropriately.


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