Subject: Re: Use of BINOWN?= or BINGRP?= in
To: Bernd Ernesti <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/12/2000 12:25:47
Bernd Ernesti wrote:

> I have the following problem with postfix:
> #  postfix check
> postfix-script: warning: not owned by root: /usr/libexec/postfix/bounce
> ...
> That happens because I set BINOWN?= and BINGRP?= /etc/mk.conf
> so these programms are not owned by root.

Is this because postfix thinks the One True Binary Owner should be
"root"?  There's no setuid programs in postfix, so if you've got BINOWN
set then I think it should be assumed that you know what you're doing.

Perhaps postfix-script should be installed with the current setting of
$BINOWN instead of a hard-coded "root"?