dot-forward - reads sendmail's .forward files under qmail

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name dot-forward
Package version 0.71
Package release 2.2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 66 B
Download size 20.99 KB
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It runs in the qmail startup script to support all your existing .forward
files automatically.  Individual users can switch to the .qmail mechanism
at their leisure.
dot-forward supports forwarding, program deliveries, and comments.  It
does not support file deliveries or :include: (However, it recognizes
file delivery attempts, and defers delivery to give you a chance to set up
a .qmail file).


Package Version Architecture Repository
dot-forward_0.71-2.2_i386.deb 0.71 i386 Ubuntu Universe
dot-forward - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package dot-forward_0.71-2.2_amd64.deb
Source Package dot-forward

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dot-forward deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dot-forward




2017-02-17 - Chris Lamb <>
dot-forward (1:0.71-2.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS ("cannot read [...] usr/sbin/*"); we don't install anything to
sbin, so use Make's $(wildcard ..) over the shell's "*". (Closes: #855275)
2016-09-19 - Chris Lamb <>
dot-forward (1:0.71-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload with permission.
* Make the build reproducible by passing "-n" switch to gzip.
(Closes: #776760)
2012-04-11 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (1:0.71-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: install dot-forward.1 manpage as dot-forward.1qmail to
resolve conflict with the courier-mta package (closes: #620396).
* debian/control: Standards-Version:
2008-06-09 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (1:0.71-1) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: remove target configure:; use glibc by default instead
of dietlibc; new target patch: apply diff from debian/diff/; install
into /var/lib/qmail/ instead of /var/qmail/; target binary-arch: run
dpkg-shlibdeps; target clean: remove debian/substvars; target build:
set conf-qmail, restore orig in target clean:.
* debian/diff/0001-error.h-include-errno.h-instead-of-extern-int.diff:
new: error.h: '#include <errno.h>' instead of 'extern int errno;'.
* debian/implicit: update to revision a09db2e.
* debian/control: no longer Build-Depends: dietlibc-dev; no longer
Depends: qmail, but Recommends:; Depends: ${shlibs:Depends};
Build-Depends: groff-base; Standards-Version:
* debian/ remove INSTALL.
* debian/control: update short and long descriptions.
* debian/dot-forward.README.Debian: redo.
* debian/copyright: upstream sources and debian diff is in the public
* debian/gcc/: remove; obsolete.
* debian/changelog: add epoch 1 to supersede unofficial package.
* upload to Debian/main (closes: #484763).
2005-05-26 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (0.71-zarge2) sarge; urgency=low
* build against sarge's dietlibc-dev (0.28-3).
2004-08-15 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (0.71-zarge1) sarge; urgency=low
* debian/rules: minor cleanup.
* debian/implicit: update to revision 1.10.
2004-04-12 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (0.71-zarge0.3) sarge; urgency=low
* debian/control: no longer Build-Depends: dephelper; remove
* debian/rules: stop using debhelper, use implicit rules.
* debian/implicit: new; implicit Makefile rules.
* debian/README.Debian, debian/docs: rename to dot-forward.*.
* debian/dirs, debian/ remove; obsolete.
* debian/copyright: minor.
2003-11-12 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (0.71-zarge0.2) sarge; urgency=low
* use diet libc.
* debian/rules: new target configure: set up diet program as c compiler
wrapper; conditionally overwrite PATH to have diet program used as c
compiler wrapper; minor cleanup.
* debian/gcc/gcc*: new; diet program as c compiler wrapper.
* debian/control: Build-Depends: dietlibc-dev; no longer Depends:
2002-07-09 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (0.71-woody1) woody; urgency=low
* bump version for release.
2002-03-28 - Gerrit Pape <>
dot-forward (0.71-woody0.2) woody; urgency=low
* debian/rules: use numeric uids and gids to avoid build-dependency
on qmail-uids-gids.

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