Subject: pkg/13670: package nmh 1.0.4 mhbuild -check fails
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From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/09/2001 19:24:08
>Number:         13670
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       package nmh 1.0.4 mhbuild -check fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Aug 09 12:30:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Matthias Buelow
>Release:        1.5

System: NetBSD 1.5 NetBSD 1.5 (ALTAIR) #3: Sat Jul 7 04:48:10 CEST 2001 i386


[Notice: a copy of this report goes to the nmh-bugs reporting address.]

When mhbuild (from the mail/nmh package, version 1.0.4) is invoked
via the -check option (ought to add MD5 digests to MIME components),
it passes a NULL pointer to the open(2) system call, thus resulting
in an EFAULT returned from the open() and a rather meaningless message
from nmh, that it is "unable to open for reading":

  1053 mhbuild  CALL  open(0,0,0x1b6)
  1053 mhbuild  RET   open -1 errno 14 Bad address

mhbuild without -check works as expected.


Add an entry for mhbuild to your $HOME/.mh_profile:
mhbuild: -check

Compose a message via comp, and add an exemplary MIME attachment directive:

#application/octet-stream [example: wc executable] /usr/bin/wc

then at the "What now?" prompt type "mime".

Alternatively, you could also invoke mhbuild -check directly on a
draft file, without having to modify .mh_profile.

Dunno yet.