- Danny wrote:
> HI ,... but then you say:
> I am well aware that postfix plays no part in the process I describe below,
> merely wanted to know if the mailbox_command would play a part in it.
mailbox_command is a Postfix *configuration directive*, not a binary,
script, or other Postfix-related file. So if you're not passing your
mail through Postfix from fetchmail, Postfix configuration has no effect
on what fetchmail does with your mail.
> Don't you think that "it must be a bug" is a bit superflous? No it is not, it isYou noted in your original post:
> the easiest way to send a first time poster on his way. It is obviuos that you
> have better things to discuss on this mailing than answer simple questions. Why don't
> you make this list an exclusive club for the initiated and seasoned postfix user
It looks like it is bypassing the "mda" flag.
And /dev/rob0 replied to that paragraph with "you might have a *Debian
packaging bug*" (emphasis mine).
A bug, as in, "unexpected behaviour due to an error in the program".
That misbehaviour might be due to some screwup on the part of the Debian
package maintainer, or the upstream fetchmail author - filing a Debian
bug is the usual way to find out. (After you've crosschecked the
documentation for the current version in case some knucklehead thought
it would be fun to change certain default behaviours, or how some
long-standing options are processed, without trying to put up a great
big neon sign warning you about those changes.)