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[bug-mailutils] Re: imap4d: no transcript with --foreground

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-mailutils] Re: imap4d: no transcript with --foreground
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:18:54 +0200
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Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> ha escrit:
>> However this function is not used when --foreground is used
> Perhaps you mean --inetd, not --foreground? The only effect of
> the `--foreground' is that it inhibits the use of daemon()
> functions, so that the program remains attached to its controlling
> terminal.

Yes, and that was the behaviour I wanted.

> When `--inetd' is in effect, the transcript settings do not
> apply, indeed.

As far as I could tell the transcript does work mostly.  It is just some
parts of imap4d where it does not work.

> That's because `transcript' is defined on a per server basis. That is,
> you might have, for example:
> server {
>   transcript yes;
> }
> server {
>   transcript no;
> }
> both in a single config file. The daemon will then show session
> transcripts for sessions obtained on, but not for those
> received on However, neither of these settings apply
> to inetd mode.
> What about introducing a special `server' block, e.g.:
> server inetd {
>  ...
> }
> ?

Or use a global 'transcript' directive that applies to imap4d generally?
E.g. in a global config file:

program imap4d { transcript yes; };

or in a imap4d-specific rc file just

transcript yes;


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