[Python-apps-team] trac-email2trac package

Lukas Mueller lam87 at cornell.edu
Fri Dec 7 05:32:57 UTC 2012

Hi Martin,

thank you for your response. I submitted a bug report for the package (nice bug submission tool, had never used it before!). It would be nice if the workaround could be documented in the man page. I would prefer not to use a suid program.


On Dec 6, 2012, at 7:53 PM, "W. Martin Borgert" <debacle at debian.org> wrote:

> On 2012-12-06 12:56, Lukas Mueller wrote:
>> it looks like the trac-email2trac package in squeeze is missing the run_email2trac script, which is basically needed for the functionality. 
>> Could this be fixed?
> I didn't include run_email2trac, because
> - it's written in C, because it needs to be suid whatever, but
>   this would make the package "any" instead of "all"
> - I never needed it and hoped that nobody else would need it.
>   E.g. one can use getmail and sudo. getmail retrieves the
>   emails from an IMAP account and calls something like
>   "sudo -u tracuser email2trac". /etc/sudoers must have:
>   imapuser ALL=(tracuser) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/email2trac
>   IMHO, this is much nicer than yet another suid program...
> I was sure, that I documented this somewhere, but apparently I
> didn't, sorry. Could you please file a bug against the package,
> that this must be documented?

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