Bug 1317122 - Report mail has wrong content type application/octet-stream instead of text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Report mail has wrong content type application/octet-stream instead of text/p...
Product: Fedora
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Component: amanda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Josef Ridky
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Reported: 2016-03-12 01:05 EST by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2017-05-11 04:58 EDT (History)
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Description Peter Bieringer 2016-03-12 01:05:27 EST
Description of problem:
Perhaps since last update (to fix #1262571) the report got wrong content type

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Configure sending report by e-mail

Actual results:
User-Agent: Heirloom mailx 12.5 7/5/10
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: application/octet-stream
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Expected results:

(from Amanda 3.3.3 on EL7)
User-Agent: Heirloom mailx 12.5 7/5/10
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Additional info:
content application/octet stream e-mails are not displayed but can be downloaded as attachment only

contents can be only viewed displaying raw e-mail contents
Comment 1 Peter Bieringer 2016-03-24 17:02:01 EDT
Further analysis shows that this issue is caused by LANG which is not en_US and as result the displayed date is not displayed in 7bit ascii.

$ echo $LANG

$ amreport backuphost 
Hostname: amandahost
Org     : backuphost
Config  : backuphost
Date    : M�rz 21, 2016 <-!!!

Proper output with LANG=C

$ LC_TIME=C amreport backuphost
Hostname: amandahost
Org     : backuphost
Config  : backuphost
Date    : March 21, 2016

=> in case sent by e-mail then contents is displayed proper

As Amanda/Report/human.pm only supports English LC_TIME should be proper set somewhere before entering

    my $date  = POSIX::strftime('%B %e, %Y', 0, 0, 0, $day, $month - 1, $year - 1900);

%B is the problematic placeholder

Following patch would fix the bug:
--- vendor_perl/Amanda/Report/human.pm.orig	2016-02-09 10:44:43.000000000 +0100
+++ vendor_perl/Amanda/Report/human.pm	2016-03-24 22:01:08.671869798 +0100
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
 use warnings;
 use Carp;
-use POSIX;
+use POSIX qw(locale_h strftime);
 use Data::Dumper;
 use Amanda::Config qw(:getconf config_dir_relative);
@@ -377,6 +377,7 @@
     # TODO: this should be a shared method somewhere
     my $timestamp = $report->get_timestamp();
     my ($year, $month, $day) = ($timestamp =~ m/^(\d\d\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)/);
+    setlocale(LC_TIME, "C");
     my $date  = POSIX::strftime('%B %e, %Y', 0, 0, 0, $day, $month - 1, $year - 1900);
     $date =~ s/  / /g; # get rid of intervening space
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-11 06:13:25 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Josef Ridky 2016-08-11 06:15:44 EDT
This problem was reported to upstream. 

Their previous suggestion for this issue is change LOCAL variable settings in system. I have posted them patch from #c1. 

We should wait for their response.
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Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2017-03-01 10:03:59 EST
amanda-3.4.2-4.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-0ac18bda03
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2017-03-01 10:04:16 EST
amanda-3.4.2-4.fc25 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 25. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-41e61e4f94
Comment 7 Peter Bieringer 2017-03-05 06:31:12 EST
amanda-3.4.2-4 has not a fix for this problem included


is unchanged :-(

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