Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127924
[PATCH] MAILTO option in anacrontab
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
Description of problem: cron has a MAILTO option in crontab (and
logwatch has a MailtTo option in logwatch.conf). anacron doesn't have
a MAILTO option in anacrontab.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.3-31
Additional info: I'll attach a patch which enables a MAILTO option for
anacron hasn't seen any serious development in years. Therefor I
didn't even consider sending this patch "upstreams". I realise that
the chance for my patch to be accepted are quite small under these
Created attachment 101939 [details]
The patch I promised in my bugreport
The patch looks good to me.
Jason, any objections if I apply it for rawhide as one of the bug week
activities ? ;)
Adding to the bug week tracker. Since the patch is available this one
should be easy to fix ;)
1) Would the debian maintainer qualify as upstreams? Anyway, maybe you
should have a quick look at this debian bug:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=223337. (I'm not sure
whether the "commited" patch is on that page.)
The debain people seem to have fixed/changed more than I did and
included an update to the manpage (and all that just a few days
2) It seems wise to add "MAILTO=root" to /etc/anacrontab (to make this
new feature more obvious).
Debian's MAILTO patch has been merged into this one:
They have implemented a bit more, such as adding the hostname in the
subject line, which makes sense since you can MAILTO a different host.
Should be easy to extract the pieces of the patch.
But the patch looks as if it could clash with
anacron-2.3-mail-content-type-77108.patch, so merging/regenerating
that one might be necessary.
Patch applied for anacron-2.3-38 (the one from comment #1) and MAILTO
line added to /etc/anacrontab.
According to my "Bugzilla Front Page" this bug is still open: "it is now
resolved and you should verify it." Hmmm.
What do you want me (this bug's reporter) to actually do in order to "verify" it?