From: Fergal Daly (fergal at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Mon 29 Mar 1999 - 23:40:48 IST
At 09:48 29/03/99 +0000, you wrote:
>I spent a good few minutes trying to install the procmail kit from
>but I keep getting the following error in /var/log/procmail:
>No -e allowed in setuid scripts.
>procmail: Error while writing to " perl -p -e ' #\
>I followed the docs by not putting the html-trap.procmail into an
>/etc/procmail/ directory but no luck. Has anyone installed this?
The problem is that perl goes into super paranoid mode when it realises
that the effective uid and the real uid are not the same (ie. it's a setuid
script or in this case procmail has changed it's uid from being root to
being whoever is receving mail). This means that all sorts of check are put
in place and it disallows certain commandline options like -e .
Try adding a -U switch along with the -p and -e this allows perl to do
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