Bug 585967

Summary: Exim returning "exit 1" due to root ownership of main.log/etc. ... results in sendmail callers thinking email is not sent (evolution sending emails lots of times)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: James Antill <james.antill>
Component: eximAssignee: David Woodhouse <dwmw2>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: dwmw2, lucilanga, mbarnes, mcrha, mlichvar
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Description James Antill 2010-04-26 14:39:07 UTC
Description of problem:
 After clicking reply and sending email, I see 3+ emails on the mailing lists ... looking in my "outbox" I see all the emails still there (in bold). I highlighted all of them and hit delete C-e.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
% sudo yum ls evolution
Installed Packages
evolution.x86_64                 2.30.0-3.fc13                  @updates-testing

Comment 1 James Antill 2010-04-26 21:51:46 UTC
Pretty sure this is an exim bug, after the update I had:

% sudo sendmail -Mrm 1O6W7R-0007Fd-Pc 1O6W6f-0007EF-SU 1O6W5i-0007D8-5r
Message 1O6W7R-0007Fd-Pc has been removed
2010-04-26 17:47:06 1O6W7R-0007Fd-Pc Cannot open main log file "/var/log/exim/main.log": Permission denied: euid=93 egid=93
2010-04-26 17:47:06 1O6W7R-0007Fd-Pc removed by root
2010-04-26 17:47:06 1O6W7R-0007Fd-Pc Cannot open main log file "/var/log/exim/main.log": Permission denied: euid=93 egid=93
exim: could not open panic log - aborting: see message(s) above
[1]    27917 exit 1     sudo sendmail -Mrm 1O6W7R-0007Fd-Pc 1O6W6f-0007EF-SU 1O6W5i-0007D8-5r
% ll -d /var/log/exim/main.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 root adm 389K Apr 26 17:24 /var/log/exim/main.log

...after I did:

% sudo chown exim /var/log/exim/main.log

...dito panic.log and reject.log ... I stopped getting the complaints from git, sendmail -Mrm etc. ... I assume evolution will be happy too.

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2010-04-27 10:50:17 UTC
Two bugs then -- the log file permissions, and the exit code. How did the former happen?

Comment 3 James Antill 2010-04-27 14:31:36 UTC
I assumed that was exim, but I guess not now :).

Having a quick look logrotate is a good candidate:

logrotate.conf has:

  # create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
  create 0640 root adm

...and /etc/logrotate.d/exim doesn't override that, but the last rotation was the 4th ... and it was only broken since Saturday (when I upgraded to F-13).

Comment 4 James Antill 2010-05-03 16:45:35 UTC
I assume the chown is logwatch related as it reverted this morning:

# ll /var/log/exim
total 146M
drwxr-xr-x.  2 exim exim 4.0K May  2 03:49 ./
drwxr-xr-x. 17 root root 4.0K May  2 03:49 ../
-rw-r-----.  1 root adm  1.5M May  3 12:19 main.log
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim  11M Apr 11 03:15 main.log-20100411
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim  14M Apr 18 03:39 main.log-20100418
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim 7.7M Apr 25 03:49 main.log-20100425
-rw-r--r--.  1 exim exim 7.2M May  2 03:49 main.log-20100502
-rw-r-----.  1 root adm     0 May  2 03:49 panic.log
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim   83 Mar 31 04:50 panic.log-20100404
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim   83 Apr 21 04:25 panic.log-20100422
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim 1.2M Apr 26 03:47 panic.log-20100426
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim  429 Apr 29 02:53 panic.log-20100502
-rw-r-----.  1 root adm     0 May  2 03:49 reject.log
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim  26M Apr 11 03:14 reject.log-20100411
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim  27M Apr 18 03:38 reject.log-20100418
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim  26M Apr 25 03:46 reject.log-20100425
-rw-r-----.  1 exim exim  28M May  2 03:49 reject.log-20100502

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