|Summary:||mirror is non-functional against WU-FTPD 2.6|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Powertools||Reporter:||Daniel Senie <dts>|
|Component:||mirror||Assignee:||Tim Powers <timp>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-02-04 16:22:46 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Daniel Senie 1999-11-08 19:38:26 UTC
The mirror RPM needs to be updated using a patch available on Sunsite (and an updated version is available there) that fixes the issue which keeps it from working with an updated server using WU-FTPD 2.6 or later.
Comment 1 Tim Powers 1999-11-08 19:42:59 UTC
We will be releasing an errata update for this shortly. Tim
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-08 20:04:59 UTC
*** Bug 6830 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Mirror isn't listed in Bugzilla as a component, thus my posting it here. The version of mirror shipped has a bug which prevents it from working with the new WU-FTPD. A patch to the ftp.pl is available from the mirror page on Sunsite. It also looks like you're shipping an older version than what's available on Sunsite, so updating the package to the latest version may be the simplest thing to do (and make sure the patch is included, of course)
Comment 3 Tim Powers 2000-02-03 16:10:59 UTC
this was fixed by bero. In rawhide.
Comment 4 Daniel Senie 2000-02-03 23:07:59 UTC
Releasing an RPM with the fix for 6.1 powertools would be a nice, friendly thing to do for the user community. Considering this became an issue last October.
Comment 5 Tim Powers 2000-02-04 15:48:59 UTC
Check in ftp.redhat.com:/pub/rawhide/powertools . For whatever reason it wasn't released to the public (why I have no idea, I have a feeling that it was forgotten, and not intentional). It should show up in the above location as soon as rawhide gets updated. Tim
Comment 6 Daniel Senie 2000-02-04 16:05:59 UTC
Right. But my comment is you've been selling a defective CD of "power tools" in effect, and you should consider this as something to put an errata on, and put it in the 6.1 power tools errata. What I'm concerned about is this next-release mentality, where the next release may not be something users will jump to right away. Fixing defective product in the present release is one of the things that's made RedHat appear much more responsive to, say, Microsoft. Microsoft tends to tell you to just buy the next release... Granted folks can go find the fix in the Rawhide tree, but if you don't tell them in the errata that a fix exists, they'll just not get it there. Since this is an open source environment, the response is to just go get the sources and build it without using the RPMs. The big value-add with RedHat is that patches are easily applied with RPMs. If fixes are going to be delayed until subsequent releases, it's not clear why anyone would use the power tools CDs to install this type of software vs. just downloading tarballs and installing. Sorry for the extended note here, but as someone who heavily uses and sells boxes containing Linux, I'm a bit baffled by the procedures being followed for bug fixes.
Comment 7 Tim Powers 2000-02-04 16:16:59 UTC
I didn't mean to say that it wouldn't be released as an errata. That was not my intention. My intention was to point you in the right direction now so that at least you would have something to use until an errata update is issued. I am sorting this out now with the current maintainer of the package to find out what the issue was WRT releasing an errata back in October. An errata update will be issued soon (after it has gone through QA etc. If you find any problems with mirror in rawhide I would appreciate it if you could file another bug report against that package). Tim
Comment 8 Daniel Senie 2000-02-04 16:22:59 UTC
Ah. OK. Sorry I misunderstood. When I first uncovered the bug, I downloaded the patches to mirror and applied them to a tarball and have been using that with no problems since that date. I'll try to get a chance to download the RPM off of Rawhide and verify it if I can get a few spare minutes.