Bug 242046 - mail/openwebmail logins fail with "Set effective gid to mail(6) failed!"
Summary: mail/openwebmail logins fail with "Set effective gid to mail(6) failed!"
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Chris Rees
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-11-18 04:35 UTC by William F. Dudley Jr.
Modified: 2019-11-20 11:20 UTC (History)
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Description William F. Dudley Jr. 2019-11-18 04:35:16 UTC
Attempting to login to openwebmail returns error message:

Set effective gid to mail(6) failed!

I have three machines, all have this behaviour since about 3 months ago.
In all cases, machines are running 11.3-RELEASE

Machine 'a' is running 11.3 32 bit (on 64 bit hardware).  Publicly accessible
as mail.casano.com.  11.3-RELEASE-p3 kernel, p4 userland

Machine 'b' is running 11.3 64 bit.  11.3-RELEASE-p3 kernel, p4 userland

Machine 'c' is a VM I built 20 minutes ago.  It runs 11.3 64 bit on an
Ubuntu Linux host.  That machine has only the minimum installed on it
to test openwebmail:

and whatever else was dragged in by installing that stuff.

That machine has not been updated using freebsd-update.  It is running
the vm image as distributed from freebsd.org.

To replicate the bug:

fresh 11.3-RELEASE install
pkg install apache24
pkg install openwebmail

configure apache24 so cgi works; change default cgi-bin directory to
/usr/local/www/cgi-bin (from default /usr/local/www/apache24/cgi-bin)

user adduser to create one or more user accounts.

open web browser to the openwebmail login page
attempt to login one of the user accounts.
Comment 1 William F. Dudley Jr. 2019-11-19 23:26:52 UTC
2019 11 19: I just repeated the experiment using 12.1-RELEASE running in a VM.  Fresh install, with just apache24 and openwebmail and two (empty) user accounts.
Exact same failure as with 11.3-RELEASE.
Comment 2 Chris Rees freebsd_committer 2019-11-20 11:20:02 UTC
I'll take a look.