[ingo] vacation procmail script error?

Davide Bianchi davide.bianchi at diala.greenpeace.org
Wed May 24 12:41:02 PDT 2006

> with procmail as LDA.
> We set up Ingo, filters are working fine, but when vacation is activated we get
> the following errors/warnings in the procmail log:
> /usr/local/bin/bash: line 1: ls: command not found
> /usr/local/bin/bash: line 1: awk: command not found
> date: Can't open date: No such file or directory
> Sure, we have no awk installed, but "ls"?

ls is usually implemented as an internal command in the shell, it seems
that you are not using a 'real' bash shell (/usr/local/bin), and that
'reduced' version doesn't have an ls.

On my system I had to do some changes on that script, maybe you should
look at a different default script too. The bit that gives you errors is
the part of the procmail script that checks if the 'already sent' cache
is older than the number of days configured and (eventually) wipe it
out. I changed that bit like this:

$this->_action[] = '  FILEDATE=`find . -maxdepth 1 '.
		'-type f '.
		'-name \'.vacation.cache\' '.
		'-atime +'.$days.' | wc -l`';
$this->_action[] = '  DUMMY=`test $FILEDATE -gt 0'
		.' && rm \'.vacation.cache\'`';
$this->_action[] = '';

This is around line 430 of


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