Bug 134980 - /etc/cron.daily/fixfiles.cron generates daily email
Summary: /etc/cron.daily/fixfiles.cron generates daily email
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policycoreutils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-07 17:30 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-10-12 15:42:57 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Add minimal message body for all email. (461 bytes, patch)
2004-10-10 17:49 UTC, Terje Bless
no flags Details | Diff
Redirect /sbin/fixfiles STDOUT to /dev/null. (478 bytes, patch)
2004-10-10 18:14 UTC, Terje Bless
no flags Details | Diff

Description Orion Poplawski 2004-10-07 17:30:28 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3)

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 17:49:09 UTC
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 18:14:48 UTC
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 15:42:57 UTC
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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