Subject: Re: Use of BINOWN?= or BINGRP?= in Makefiles.inc?
To: Bernd Ernesti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 06/12/2000 18:11:41
Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> On Mon Jun 12 04:25:47 2000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > 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"?
> No, I don't want to change it.
> I only want to know if it is okay to use the ? in the BINOWN?=.
This shouldn't make things any worse. From the original patch, is the
From what I see in postfix, there's nothing that really needs the
binaries to be owned by root - if you as the system's builder decide
that BINOWN shouldn't be root, then I can see no reason why postfix
should be any different...