Bug 154575

Summary: crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: John Howe <john_howe>
Component: vixie-cronAssignee: Jason Vas Dias <jvdias>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 3.0CC: benl, nalin
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005:0117 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description John Howe 2005-04-12 19:20:40 UTC
Description of problem:

crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

vixie-cron-3.0.1-75.1

How reproducible:

Consistently

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create directory structure greater than 90 characters, for example: 'mkdir -p
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/
2. Clone root crontab into new directory: 'crontab -l >
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab'
3. Attempt to install newly cloned crontab: 'crontab
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab'

  
Actual results:

crontab reports file not found: 

# crontab
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab

/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_ente:
No such file or directory

Expected results:

crontab accepts filenames greater than 100 characters.

Additional info:

In Red Hat Enterprise 4.0, this issue exists, however, crontab reports that the
filename is too long.

# crontab
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab

crontab: usage error: filename too long

Though it doesn't say how long by.

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-04-13 14:30:51 UTC
I will remedy this in the next version.

Meanwhile, an easy workaround is:

# crontab < \
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab


Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-04-15 13:29:43 UTC
This is now fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-6_EL3, which should be in 
RHEL-3-U6, but which meanwhile can be downloaded from:
  http://people.redhat.com/~jvdias/cron/RHEL-3/


Comment 4 Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 15:33:50 UTC
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-8_EL3, available from:
  http://people.redhat.com/~jvdias/cron/RHEL-3
and should be considered for inclusion in RHEL-3-U7 .

Comment 7 Jason Vas Dias 2006-05-01 17:45:45 UTC
Fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-10.EL3, currently in RHEL-3-U7 with errata
RHSA-2005:0117.