problems with quota warning script

Rafael Mahecha mahecha at
Wed Jun 20 19:20:11 EDT 2007

I'm running these:
centos 5
Linux 2.6.18-8.1.4.el5 #1 SMP Thu May 17 03:16:52 EDT 
2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I have sucessfully configured and ran the quota warnings script (
Written by Mark Borrie, ITS, University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
mark at
Version : March 1 1999.

The script has worked ok in centos 4 and previous versions of cyrus and 
sendmail, however in a newly deployed server (with above mentioned 
specs)  the script does not work... I think there is a problem with the 

The scipt is supposed to invoke the cyrus deliver command to deposit a 
message even when the user's quota is at or above 100%... the problem is 
that deliver works only if the quota is not 100%and no -q flag is set.

any ideas?
I don't see any errors in the logs and other than that, users get their 
email as usual...

the script runs as root, but su - cyrus to run deliver....

please help..



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