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[opensuse] Re: [SLE] Problem with procmail [solved] at last
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:52:14 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701152043010.24258@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Wednesday 2005-08-31 at 20:39 +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:

Yeah, this was long ago, but I was having the same problem now and then:

> procmail: Assigning "LASTFOLDER=/home/cer/Mail/in_foo"
> procmail: Opening "/home/cer/Mail/in_foo"
> procmail: Acquiring kernel-lock
> procmail: Error while writing to "/home/cer/Mail/in_foo"
> procmail: Truncated file to former size
> A write error. What write error?

The problem is caused by postfix "mailbox_size_limit" setting!


|> Thank you, that was it. I was getting the error from procmail so I
|> didn't think to look at postfix, but it turns out it sets a ulimit
|> before spawning the delivery agent, so procmail inherits the limit from
|> postfix.
|> If would be nice if procmail told you *what* error it encountered, at
|> least in verbose mode. If I'd seen that it was exceeding the file size
|> limit (write returns EFBIG) I'd probably have thought to look in the
|> right place.
|> Anyway, for the benefit of people who google or search the procmail list
|> archive and have this same problem, the postfix parameter is
|> mailbox_size_limit and does NOT appear in the supplied with the
|> source, but is documented in sample/ so you can copy that
|> portion into and change the limit.

And it works. :-)

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Carlos E. R.
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