Bug 134902 - new_fax script not called when notify (email address) is configured
Summary: new_fax script not called when notify (email address) is configured
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mgetty   
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Version: 2
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
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Reported: 2004-10-07 02:53 UTC by Travers Carter
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-21 16:21:43 UTC
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mgetty log with debug set to 5 in mgetty.config (5.71 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-13 00:46 UTC, Travers Carter
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Description Travers Carter 2004-10-07 02:53:13 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; Linux) (KHTML, 
like Gecko) 
Description of problem: 
/etc/mgetty+sendfax/new_fax is not called after a fax is recieved 
a) No notification email address is configured ('notify' on a single 
line with no parameters in /etc/mgetty+sendfax/mgetty.config) 
- or - 
b) The notification email fails (eg rejected immediately by the local 
mail server) 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
How reproducible: 
Actual Results:  new_fax was only called after the notification email 
failed, or after disabling email notifications in mgetty.config 
Expected Results:  new_fax should be called (if present) 
independantly of the notification email setting or it's failure. 
Additional info: 
The system's default MTA is postfix not sendmail. 
mgetty is run from /etc/inittab with the following line 
f0:2345:respawn:/sbin/mgetty -n 1 -F /dev/ttyS0 
but running it manually from a shell with the same arguments doesn't 
make any difference.

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2004-10-07 15:33:55 UTC
Please try the latest version of mgetty (1.1.31-2), which is in the 
process of being pushed to FC2 updates, but which meanwhile 
can be downloaded from:
If the problem persists, please append details to this bug report -

Comment 2 Travers Carter 2004-10-13 00:46:38 UTC
Created attachment 105104 [details]
mgetty log with debug set to 5 in mgetty.config

I upgraded the mgetty & mgetty-sendfax packages (the only mgetty packages
installed on the system) to 1.1.31-2 from the supplied URL and added an email
address to the notify line in /etc/mgetty/mgetty.config

When a fax was recieved an email notification was sent but the new_fax script
was not called.

/etc/mgetty/new_fax is a symlink to a shell script in /usr/local/sbin if that
makes a difference.

I have attached the relevent bits of /var/log/mgetty.log.ttyS0 (with debug set
to 5 in mgetty.config)

Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2004-10-13 15:12:55 UTC
 OK, I'll fix this in the next release - many thanks for your feedback.

Comment 4 Jason Vas Dias 2005-02-21 16:21:43 UTC
On closer inspection it appears that the default action upon receiving
a fax is to run the /etc/mgetty+sendfax/new_fax script .  
You change this default action by specifying the 'notify' option 
in the config file; new_fax is then not called unless this notify
option command fails. I believe this is correct and intended operation.

You can easily specify a new_fax script that sends mails as well. See
/usr/share/doc/mgetty-1.1.31/samples/new_fax.{mail,mime1,mime3,mime4} .

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