-b option is not working

Bug #1576641 reported by Erwan Prioul on 2016-04-29
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
bsd-mailx (Debian)
Fix Released
bsd-mailx (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I sent an email using the -b option to add a bcc address.

$ mail -b <email address hidden> <email address hidden>
Subject: a subject
bla bla bla
bla bla bla

It sent the email to <email address hidden> but it sent nothing to <email address hidden>.
It's like the -b option is ignored.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 15.10
Release: 15.10
$ apt-cache policy bsd-mailx
  Installed: 8.1.2-0.20150408cvs-1
  Candidate: 8.1.2-0.20150408cvs-1
  Version table:
 *** 8.1.2-0.20150408cvs-1 0
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

description: updated
Changed in bsd-mailx (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in bsd-mailx (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package bsd-mailx - 8.1.2-0.20160123cvs-3

bsd-mailx (8.1.2-0.20160123cvs-3) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Make the `-b' option work again: update 03-Base-fixes-2.patch to revert
    the `comment out bcc code' change introduced in 1:8.1.1-10.2. The change
    is no longer needed after upstream switched to using the `-t' option
    of sendmail in 8.1.2-0.20150408cvs-1 (closes: #823412, LP: #1576641).
    Many thanks to Frederic Bonnard for finding the cause of the issue.
  * debian/control:
    + refer to s-nail package in the description instead of transitional
      heirloom-mailx (closes: #775766);
    + drop ancient Breaks/Replaces;
    + switch Vcs-Browser to cgit, and Vcs-Git to https;
    + bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8.

 -- Robert Luberda <email address hidden> Sat, 07 May 2016 09:33:20 +0200

Changed in bsd-mailx (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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