Bug 118837 - /etc/ppp/connect-errors should not exist, logs belong in /var/log
Summary: /etc/ppp/connect-errors should not exist, logs belong in /var/log
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ppp
Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact:
: 119780 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC2Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-03-21 11:49 UTC by Russell Coker
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-05-07 15:46:26 UTC

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Description Russell Coker 2004-03-21 11:49:46 UTC
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Description of problem:
/etc/ppp/connect-errors should not exist.  pppd should not need write access to /etc for any reason.

The SE Linux policy for pppd prevents it from writing to anything under /etc, I think that this matches the correct design for the system and that pppd should be changed to match.

Is such a log file necessary anyway?  Couldn't it just all go to syslog?

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-04-05 22:06:03 UTC
*** Bug 119780 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Nils Philippsen 2004-05-07 15:46:26 UTC
ppp-2.4.2-5 which has these changes:

/etc/ppp/resolv.conf -> /var/run/ppp/resolv.conf
/etc/ppp/connect-errors -> /var/log/ppp/connect-errors

to avoid writing into /etc and an appropriate logrotate script should
hit Rawhide shortly.

Comment 10 Jason 2004-05-10 21:01:36 UTC
Where can I get ppp-2.4.2-5?  It is not in

Comment 11 Nils Philippsen 2004-05-10 21:07:49 UTC
Shortly, patience is the key here ;-). I'm sure it will get there with
the next push. CLOSED->RAWHIDEmeans that we have a package ready
_internally_, there is always a delay between when we are done and
when a package hits the FTP server.

Comment 12 Jason 2004-05-10 21:10:28 UTC
Thank you.  I look forward to trying the new version.

Comment 13 Matthew Miller 2004-11-06 16:39:25 UTC
ppp-2.4.2-5.2.FC2 has lines in the %install section of the spec file
to create the symlinks mentioned in comment #9, but they don't
actually end up in the binary RPM.

(This also appears to be the case in ppp-2.4.2-7 in rawhide...)

Am I missing something?

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