Opened 6 months ago
Closed 6 months ago
New point version
fetchmail-6.4.16 (released 2021-02-08, 27707 LoC):
# BUG FIXES
* fetchmail's --configdump, and fetchmailconf, lacked support for the
sslcertfile option. --configdump support added by Earl Chew,
Gitlab issue #25, merge request !28.
* fetchmail's manual page was never updated to reflect 6.2.5's change about the
duplicate-killer code for multidrop mode, which read
"* Dup-killer code now keys on an MD5 hash of the raw headers."
...instead of just the Message-ID. [commit 9dd8400, 2003-10-10 by esr]
The manual page was now updated accordingly and documents
start to 5.0.7 no duplicate suppression;
5.0.8 to 6.2.4 duplicate suppression only by Message-ID;
6.2.5 to 6.4.X duplicate suppression by entire raw header.
Manpage bug found by Julian Bane debugging "duplicate message" behaviour.
* ./configure no longer runs AC_LIB_LINKFLAGS (how to link) checks
when called --without-ssl
* fetchmail --version [fetchmail -V] now queries and prints the SSL/TLS
library's "SSL default trusted certificate" file or directory (mind the word
"default"), where the OpenSSL-compatible TLS implementation will look for
trusted root, meaning certification authority (CA), certificates.
NOTE 1: watch the output carefully if the line prints the defaults
or the configured path (without "default").
NOTE 2: SSL_CERT_DIR and SSL_CERT_FILE are documented environment variables
for OpenSSL 1.1.1 to override the *default* locations (those compiled into
OpenSSL or possibly in its configuration file).
This was added when Gene Heskett was debugging his setup and the
information "where does OpenSSL look" was missing.
* fetchmail --version now prints version of the OpenSSL library that
it was compiled against, and that it is using at runtime, and also
the OPENSSL_DIR and OPENSSL_ENGINES_DIR (if available).
# TRANSLATION UPDATES
These fine people have contributed updated translations for fetchmail,
in no particular order:
* sq: Besnik Bleta [Albanian]
* eo: Keith Bowes [Esperanto]
* cs: Petr Pisar [Czech]
* pl: Jakub Bogusz [Polish]
* sv: Göran Uddeborg [Swedish]
* fr: Frédéric Marchal [French]
# KNOWN BUGS AND WORKAROUNDS
(This section floats upwards through the NEWS file so it stays with the
current release information)
* Fetchmail does not handle messages without Message-ID header well
(See sourceforge.net bug #780933)
* Fetchmail currently uses 31-bit signed integers in several places
where unsigned and/or wider types should have been used, for instance,
for mailbox sizes, and misreports sizes of 2 GibiB and beyond.
Fixing this requires C89 compatibility to be relinquished.
* BSMTP is mostly untested and errors can cause corrupt output.
* Fetchmail does not track pending deletes across crashes.
* The command line interface is sometimes a bit stubborn, for instance,
fetchmail -s doesn't work with a daemon running.
* Linux systems may return duplicates of an IP address in some circumstances if
no or no global IPv6 addresses are configured.
(No workaround. Ubuntu Bug#582585, Novell Bug#606980.)
* Kerberos 5 may be broken, particularly on Heimdal, and provide bogus error
messages. This will not be fixed, because the maintainer has no Kerberos 5
server to test against. Use GSSAPI.
Fixed at r24202
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