I’m looking at using pipes in
/srv/<domain>/config/aliases and while Exim does recognise something like the following, it defers delivery.
maildump | /opt/local/bin/maildump /srv/<domain>/var/maildump.log
That is a script that cats its stdin to the file specified for testing.
I can see a mail to the maildump@ address arriving in the queue, but when trying to deliver, Exim says:
== | /opt/local/bin/maildump /srv/<domain>/var/maildump.log <maildump@domain> R=vhost_aliases T=address_pipe defer (2): No such file or directory: failed to chdir to /srv/<domain>/mailboxes/maildump
In the Exim config
/etc/exim4/sympl.d/20-routers/25-vhost-aliases there’s these lines:
router_home_directory = VHOST_DIR/$domain/VHOST_MAILBOX_DIR/$local_part transport_home_directory = VHOST_DIR/$domain/VHOST_MAILBOX_DIR/$local_part
Does that mean that for every pipe alias I create, Sympl currently wants me to have a mailbox directory for the same local part? If so, does that negate the alias and use mailbox delivery instead?
If I remove the lines from the config, the mail can be delivered to the pipe.
- Sympl Version [9.0/10.0]: 10
- Sympl Testing Version? [Yes/No] No
- Debian Version [Buster/Stretch]: Buster
- Hardware Type? [Dedicated/Virtual/Pi] VM
- Hosted On? [name of hosting co] DigitalOcean