Bug 183360 - beagle-crawl-system
Summary: beagle-crawl-system
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: beagle
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
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Blocks: FC5Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-02-28 16:53 UTC by Felipe Alfaro Solana
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-03-01 18:21:57 UTC
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invoke beagle using su through /bin/bash shell (621 bytes, patch)
2006-02-28 16:53 UTC, Felipe Alfaro Solana
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Description Felipe Alfaro Solana 2006-02-28 16:53:07 UTC
Description of problem:

beagle-0.2.1-12 includes a cron task intended to crawl contents from several system-wide locations, 
like documentation files and applications shortcuts. This cron task is implemented by the /usr/libexec/
beagle-crawl-system sh script.

Since beagle refuses to run as root, this crawling task is ran as user beagleindex, storing the indexes 
under /var/cache/beagle/indexes. The problem is that beagle-crawl-system runs as root and invokes 
beagle through su to impersonate beagleindex user. However, since the beagleindex user has no shell, 
the invocation to beable fails.

I have attached a patch to impersonate the beagleindex user and invoking beagle using /bin/bash.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. As root, launch /usr/libexec/beagle-crawl-system
2. Nothing will happen
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Comment 1 Felipe Alfaro Solana 2006-02-28 16:53:07 UTC
Created attachment 125406 [details]
invoke beagle using su through /bin/bash shell

Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2006-03-01 06:15:07 UTC
Filed http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=332955

Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2006-03-01 18:21:57 UTC
fixed in 0.2.1-13

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