Bug#1006661: exim4-base: Syntax Error in exiqgrep

Paul Saunders darac at darac.org.uk
Tue Mar 1 19:23:39 GMT 2022

Package: exim4-base
Version: 4.95-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

When running /usr/sbin/exiqgrep, a Syntax Error is reported, and the
program quits:

$ /usr/sbin/exiqgrep                                                                                                                                                                                     
syntax error at /usr/sbin/exiqgrep line 56, near ") {"                                                           
syntax error at /usr/sbin/exiqgrep line 56, near ";}"                                                            
syntax error at /usr/sbin/exiqgrep line 57, near ";}"                                                            
syntax error at /usr/sbin/exiqgrep line 58, near ";}"                                                            
Execution of /usr/sbin/exiqgrep aborted due to compilation errors.    

Looking at the code, the problem appears to be that line 56 is of the

  if (!getops(...) { ...}

The unbalanced parentheses are the problem. Adding a second closing
bracket after the getopts call fixes the issue.

-- Package-specific info:
Exim version 4.95 #2 built 19-Feb-2022 13:49:28
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge, 1995 - 2018
(c) The Exim Maintainers and contributors in ACKNOWLEDGMENTS file, 2007 - 2020
Berkeley DB: Berkeley DB 5.3.28: (September  9, 2013)
Support for: crypteq iconv() IPv6 PAM Perl Expand_dlfunc GnuTLS TLS_resume move_frozen_messages Content_Scanning DANE DKIM DNSSEC Event I18N OCSP PIPE_CONNECT PRDR PROXY Experimental_Queue_Ramp SOCKS SPF SRS TCP_Fast_Open
Lookups (built-in): lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch cdb dbm dbmjz dbmnz dnsdb dsearch ldap ldapdn ldapm mysql nis nis0 passwd pgsql sqlite
Authenticators: cram_md5 cyrus_sasl dovecot external plaintext spa tls
Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral iplookup manualroute queryprogram redirect
Transports: appendfile/maildir/mailstore/mbx autoreply lmtp pipe smtp
Malware: f-protd f-prot6d drweb fsecure sophie clamd avast sock cmdline
Fixed never_users: 0
Configure owner: 0:0
Size of off_t: 8
Configuration file search path is /etc/exim4/exim4.conf:/var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated
Configuration file is /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bookworm/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (550, 'testing'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (450, 'unstable'), (450, 'stable'), (445, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.16.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/12 CPU threads; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_GB.UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages exim4-base depends on:
ii  adduser                        3.118
ii  cron [cron-daemon]             3.0pl1-137
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]          1.5.79
ii  exim4-config [exim4-config-2]  4.95-4
ii  libc6                          2.33-7
ii  libdb5.3                       5.3.28+dfsg1-0.8
ii  lsb-base                       11.1.0
ii  netbase                        6.3
ii  systemd-sysv                   250.3-2

Versions of packages exim4-base recommends:
ii  bsd-mailx [mailx]  8.1.2-0.20180807cvs-2
ii  psmisc             23.4-2

Versions of packages exim4-base suggests:
ii  bsd-mailx [mail-reader]          8.1.2-0.20180807cvs-2
pn  exim4-doc-html | exim4-doc-info  <none>
pn  eximon4                          <none>
ii  file                             1:5.41-2
ii  gnutls-bin                       3.7.3-4+b1
ii  mutt [mail-reader]               2.1.4-1
ii  openssl                          1.1.1m-1
ii  spf-tools-perl                   2.9.0-5
ii  swaks                            20201014.0-2
ii  thunderbird [mail-reader]        1:91.6.1-1

-- debconf information:
  exim4/purge_spool: false

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