courier-mta is broken: /usr/lib/courier/courier/courierfilter missing from package

Bug #1732071 reported by Steve Langasek on 2017-11-14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
courier (Debian)
Fix Released
courier (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The courier-mta package in artful and bionic is broken; it ships /lib/systemd/system/courierfilter.service, which points to /usr/sbin/courierfilter, which references /usr/lib/courier/courier/courierfilter, but this last file is missing from the package (and from the archive).

This problem was detected in the courier-filter-perl autopkgtest, which failed because the courierfilter service doesn't start:

Setting up courier-mta (0.78.0-2) ...
Job for courierfilter.service failed because the control process exited with err
or code.
See "systemctl status courierfilter.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
invoke-rc.d: initscript courierfilter, action "start" failed.
ESC[0;1;31m●ESC[0m courierfilter.service - Courier Filter Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/courierfilter.service; disabled; vendor p
reset: enabled)
   Active: ESC[0;1;31mfailedESC[0m (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2017-10-31 18:2
5:07 UTC; 17ms ago
  Process: 4043 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/courierfilter start ESC[0;1;31m(code=exited,

Oct 31 18:25:07 autopkgtest systemd[1]: Starting Courier Filter Daemon...
Oct 31 18:25:07 autopkgtest courierfilter[4043]: /bin/sh: 1: /usr/lib/courier/courier/courierfilter: not found
Oct 31 18:25:07 autopkgtest systemd[1]: ESC[0;1;39mcourierfilter.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=127ESC[0m

Unfortunately, this somehow did not stop the courier package from migrating to artful, even though a regressing autopkgtest in a reverse-dependency is supposed to always be considered a blocker.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2017-11-14
Changed in courier (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2017-11-14
Changed in courier (Ubuntu Artful):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Triaged
Changed in courier (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package courier - 0.78.0-2ubuntu1

courier (0.78.0-2ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Fix missing installation of courierfilter in the courier-mta package.
    LP: #1732071.

 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:54:20 -0800

Changed in courier (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in courier (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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