Bug 134980 - /etc/cron.daily/fixfiles.cron generates daily email
/etc/cron.daily/fixfiles.cron generates daily email
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policycoreutils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: FC3Target
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Reported: 2004-10-07 13:30 EDT by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-12 11:42:57 EDT
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Add minimal message body for all email. (461 bytes, patch)
2004-10-10 13:49 EDT, Terje Bless
no flags Details | Diff
Redirect /sbin/fixfiles STDOUT to /dev/null. (478 bytes, patch)
2004-10-10 14:14 EDT, Terje Bless
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Orion Poplawski 2004-10-07 13:30:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
I get the following email daily:


logging to /dev/null
Null message body; hope that's ok

This is annoying.  Email should only be generated if there is an issue.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install policycoreutils-1.17.5-6

Additional info:
Comment 1 Terje Bless 2004-10-10 13:49:09 EDT
Created attachment 104988 [details]
Add minimal message body for all email.

Attached a minimal patch to provide a message body on all email messages;
thus shutting up /bin/mail and avoiding cron sending out email about the
"null message body".
Comment 2 Terje Bless 2004-10-10 14:14:48 EDT
Created attachment 104989 [details]
Redirect /sbin/fixfiles STDOUT to /dev/null.

Primitive/brute-force patch to direct /sbin/fixfiles's warning when logging
to /dev/null to, uhm, /dev/null. :-)

This should probably be fixed in /sbin/fixfiles instead.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2004-10-12 11:42:57 EDT
Null Message Patch added to policycoreutils-1_17_6-2

/sbin/fixfiles has been changed to no longer send anything to STDOUT.  
It now defaults to syslog unless an alternate log file is specified.

Also moved to cron.weekly.


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