Bug 18062 - junkbuster - won't start
Summary: junkbuster - won't start
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: junkbuster
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Hopp
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-10-02 08:56 UTC by Rob K
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-12-24 06:47:23 UTC

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Description Rob K 2000-10-02 08:56:16 UTC
Updating to junkbuster-2.0.2-22. from the RH 7.0 powertools (which seems
identical to the 6.2 version), junkbuster refuses to start. This appears in
the logs after a /etc/rc.d/init.d/junkbuster restart

Oct  2 18:46:23 localhost junkbuster: junkbuster shutdown failed
Oct  2 18:46:24 localhost PAM_unix[3699]: (system-auth) session opened for
user junkbust by robk(uid=0)
Oct  2 18:46:24 localhost su: bash: /root/.bashrc: Permission denied
Oct  2 18:46:24 localhost PAM_unix[3699]: (system-auth) session closed for
user junkbust
Oct  2 18:46:24 localhost junkbuster: junkbuster startup succeeded

However, junkbuster hasn't started.

It was working fine in Pinstripe.

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2000-10-10 14:21:34 UTC
Bug in init-script fixed, works on my system but not on Rob's.
Could you please do a 'ldd /usr/sbin/junkbuster' and send me the output ?

Does junkbuster start if you issue the following command (as root):
su junkbust -c "/usr/sbin/junkbuster /etc/junkbuster/config &"

Comment 2 Rob K 2000-10-10 23:49:02 UTC
Here's the output of those two commands:

[root@gladys /root]# ldd /usr/sbin/junkbuster 
	libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40026000)
	/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
[root@gladys /root]# 

[root@gladys /root]# su junkbust -c "/usr/sbin/junkbuster /etc/junkbuster/config
bash: /root/.bashrc: Permission denied
[root@gladys /root]# /usr/sbin/junkbuster: can't open logfile
'/var/log/junkbuster/junkbuster': Permission denied

[root@gladys /root]# 

Comment 3 Rob K 2000-10-10 23:53:29 UTC
The official junkbuster site give links to RPM downloads at


which work perfectly.

Comment 4 Kirk 2000-12-24 06:47:20 UTC
I am having the same problems...downgraded to the previous version and things
work fine.

Comment 5 Karsten Hopp 2001-01-22 15:52:06 UTC
tested with clean instalation and newest rpm.

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