Universal tool - /usr/bin/cyrus
brong at fastmail.fm
Thu Jan 6 18:10:23 EST 2011
On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 01:34:46PM -0500, Wesley Craig wrote:
> On 06 Jan 2011, at 13:02, Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) wrote:
> > I suppose for the switching to the cyrus user, what I always do is, for example:
> > # su - -s /bin/bash cyrus -c '/usr/lib/cyrus-imapd/ctl_mboxlist -d'
> > Because the cyrus user does not have a valid shell in RPM based distributions.
> ctl_mboxlist properly checks the running user and attempts to switch to the configured cyrus user, erroring out if it's not able to. All of the tools are intended to have this behavior: running many of the tools as root tends to corrupt (at least) permissions on their databases. If a tool is not checking and switching, that is a bug which ought to be reported & fixed. Many of those flaws have been fixed in the past few releases.
> Regarding a universal tool: supporting the needs of distributions should be a high priority. By the same token, we don't want to break all the scripts what are currently relying on the non-universal tools. As such, I wouldn't put much functionality into such a universal tool, beyond locating the wrapped non-universal tools.
As much as possible I'm moving towards making what the non-universal tools do
be a thin wrapper around the core functionality (check out reconstruct.c vs
mailbox_reconstruct() for how the functionality is now split) - so it wouldn't
matter too much - the "universal tool" would just be a wrapper around all those
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