Bug 154575 - crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.
crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 161600 163885
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Reported: 2005-04-12 15:20 EDT by John Howe
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005:0117
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Last Closed: 2006-05-01 13:45:45 EDT
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Description John Howe 2005-04-12 15:20:40 EDT
Description of problem:

crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.

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

vixie-cron-3.0.1-75.1

How reproducible:

Consistently

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create directory structure greater than 90 characters, for example: 'mkdir -p
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/
2. Clone root crontab into new directory: 'crontab -l >
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab'
3. Attempt to install newly cloned crontab: 'crontab
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_8_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab'

  
Actual results:

crontab reports file not found: 

# crontab
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab

/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_ente:
No such file or directory

Expected results:

crontab accepts filenames greater than 100 characters.

Additional info:

In Red Hat Enterprise 4.0, this issue exists, however, crontab reports that the
filename is too long.

# crontab
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab

crontab: usage error: filename too long

Though it doesn't say how long by.
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-04-13 10:30:51 EDT
I will remedy this in the next version.

Meanwhile, an easy workaround is:

# crontab < \
/tmp/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/smartfilter_da_ifs_4.0.0.00_16_redhat_enterprise_i386/test.crontab
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-04-15 09:29:43 EDT
This is now fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-6_EL3, which should be in 
RHEL-3-U6, but which meanwhile can be downloaded from:
  http://people.redhat.com/~jvdias/cron/RHEL-3/
Comment 4 Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 11:33:50 EDT
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-8_EL3, available from:
  http://people.redhat.com/~jvdias/cron/RHEL-3
and should be considered for inclusion in RHEL-3-U7 .
Comment 7 Jason Vas Dias 2006-05-01 13:45:45 EDT
Fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-10.EL3, currently in RHEL-3-U7 with errata
RHSA-2005:0117.

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