Mail reception failed after ports update

It turned out to be due to that Perl got updated and by default perl disables SUIDPERL. I tried several things to activate it like configuring /etc/make.conf but it didn’t help.

This is how I solved it:

make config

And chech SUIDPERL and then make

make showconfig

to make sure it is set.

To build and reinstall do:

make deinstall

make reinstall

Turned out the above even didn’t help, though found this which finally solved it. Not so easy when there is a bug in the code!!

It’s been reported officially too.

Serverside filter with SquirrelMail


Down load the plugin
Install pre-requisites – squirrelmail compatibility plygin:
cd /usr/port/mail/squirrelmail-compatibility-plugin1/
make install
make clean

Download the ServerSidePlugin from here. And then extract the tarball in the SquirrelMail plugins directory:
cd /usr/local/www/squirrelmail/plugins
tar xvfz ~/serversidefilter-1.42.tar.gz

Rename the config file:
cd serversidefilter
cp config.php.sample config.php

Edit the config file config.php and set the followin:
$FILTER_FILE_PATH = '/home/vpopmail/domains/[DOMAIN]/[USERNAME]/.mailfilter';
$FILTER_APP_PATH = '/usr/local/bin/maildrop';
$LOCAL_MAILDIR = '/home/vpopmail/domains/[DOMAIN]/[USERNAME]/';
$FORWARD_FILE_PATH = "/home/vpopmail/domains/[DOMAIN]/[USERNAME]/";

and un-comment these lines:
//$SPAMFILTER = '/usr/bin/spamc -u [USERNAME] -f';
//$SPAMHEADER = 'X-Spam-Flag';
//$SPAMVALUE = 'Yes';


You need to recompile the filtercmd to work on FreeBSD and your settings.

Read the README in the script directory. Change in the Makefile:
LIBS=-L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib/compat -lc-client4 -lssl -lpam -lgssapi \
-lcrypt -lkrb5 -lcom_err -lz -lcrypto -lopie -lradius -ltacplus -lutil -lmd -ly\
pclnt -lssh -lasn1 -lroken -lcrypto

Save it.

Install c-client from mail/cclient/ in ports.

Now you should be able to compile but still the script does not work.
I get this problem:
Can’t find uid/gid for user

The problem is that I use vpopmail and thus there exists no users within imap that are system users. I think there might be help here

Sometime in the future when above is solved the rest should be as follows!
Now you are setup!

Go to /usr/local/www/squirrelmail/ and do config/ to configure SquirrelMail to use this new plugin. Select 8 for plugins, then the number for ServerSideFilter. Then press S to save and Q to quit. Go to http://your-squirrelmail-location/src/configtest.php to make sure your configuration is working!

Problems upgrading Cairo…

I tried to make a ports upgrade but missed to read UPDATING so did a full upgrade without doing some pre-requisites which led to a lot of problems…. one odd thing was that the cairo package didn’t recognize I had X installed… the configuration said no x. but then I did:
cd work/cairo-1.6.4/
./configure –enable-xlib=yes –enable-xlib_xrender=yes
cd ../..
make install

and now it seems to be alright…. don’t get it.

Problems installing GTK20

When doing a port upgrade several X-based ports failed. After some struggling I found out the reason, the graphics/cairo port didnt default to include X11 libraries as it should. Strange….

I solved it by starting a make for Cairo and interupt it.
cd work/cairo-1.2.60
cd ../..
make deinstall
make reinstall

ÅÄÖ all over

I have never really got ÅÄÖ to work properly on my system before. I got it working in samba but when doing ls at a tcsh prompt the files were full of questionsmarks. So started to search and read what to do. First I found that one could in newer versions of samba set different character codings for dos and unix. But still in my shell things looked weird. After a bit of more searches I found that there is a .login_conf to set these things. So by setting the charset to iso-8859-1 it all worked.



# Charset settings
display charset = iso-8859-1
unix charset = iso-8859-1
dos charset = utf-8

Continued problems with mount_smbfs

So mounted some samba directories and seemed to work fine. One of these was the root for a virtual host on my apache server and I got some really wierd problems. The HTML code seemed to load fine but not images and css….

Apparently: “When trying to serve a directory mounted with mount_smbfs on FreeBSD with the Apache 2.0.x server, large files (over 100K or so) won’t transfer correctly. To fix this problem use the EnableSendfile off directive within your Global, Directory or VirtualHost config.” So adding that directive solved everything.

Found that at – the source for unix tips.