Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124254
rnews permission problem causes data loss
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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Description of problem:
rnews is setuid uucp (why?), however, if inn is down it tries to write
articles into /var/spool/news/incoming, which is news.news 755.
The result is that any articles fed into rnews when innd is not
running are lost.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Shut down innd
2. Feed article to rnews
3. Restart innd
4. rnews -U
Actual Results: Articles lost (see /var/log/news/news.notice)
Expected Results: Articles should have been unspooled by rnews -U
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