wrong compile options in maildrop

Bug #1457195 reported by Hadmut Danisch
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maildrop (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi ,

I just wanted to upgrade a mailserver from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, running postfix and maildrop, and ran into a problem with changed behaviour of maildrop.

postfix always calls mail delivery commands with a From-line (environment sender and date) before the RFC822 header. The 12.04 maildrop accepted this line, and everything was well.

The 14.04 maildrop however does not accept this header line, escapes it with a > and adds its own (similar) From line, thus making all messages have two From lines, like


After checking the source code, I found an configure option


which makes maildrop have the old behavior, which meets postfix and other MTAs.

Should be compiled this way (or patched to accept a command line flag).

Unfortunately there is no way (except using a filter pipe) to have postfix and maildrop deliver clean messages.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: maildrop 2.7.1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-53.88-generic 3.13.11-ckt19
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-53-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zcommon znvpair zavl
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Wed May 20 21:36:33 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-08-06 (286 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.3)
SourcePackage: maildrop
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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