Bug 163885 - crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.
crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
4.0
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Depends On: 154575
Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-07-21 15:34 EDT by Jason Vas Dias
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-361
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Description Jason Vas Dias 2005-07-21 15:34:38 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #154575 +++

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 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 08:35:09 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-361.html

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