Bug 197835 - /var/log/mail is not owned by any package
Summary: /var/log/mail is not owned by any package
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-07-06 18:12 UTC by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-01-22 15:56:42 UTC

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Description Robert Scheck 2006-07-06 18:12:23 UTC
Description of problem:
This bug report was created as clone of bug #192850. As far as I know, RHEL and 
Fedora bugs always should be kept separate in Bugzilla.

/var/log/mail is not owned by any package, but should be owned by sendmail,
as the sendmail rpm package is delivering its content.

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

How reproducible:
rpm -qf /var/log/mail

Expected results:
Please apply the following patch (or better):

--- snipp ---
--- sendmail.spec       2006-03-25 21:29:02.000000000 +0100
+++ sendmail.spec.rsc   2006-05-23 18:22:57.000000000 +0200
@@ -533,6 +533,7 @@
 %attr(0644,root,root) %ghost   /etc/aliases.db
 %attr(0770,smmsp,smmsp) %dir   /var/spool/clientmqueue
 %attr(0700,root,mail) %dir     /var/spool/mqueue
+%dir %{stdir}
 %dir /etc/smrsh
 %dir /etc/mail

--- snapp ---

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2006-08-02 08:10:20 UTC
Shouldn't this go into syslog since that defines where the data will end


Florian La Roche

Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2006-08-09 18:28:29 UTC
Hu, did I miss something? Where does syslog define /var/log/mail/statistics?
IIRC /var/log/maillog is, where data from syslog ends. And the statistics file
is owned by the sendmail package, so the parent directory should be owned by
sendmail, too.

Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2006-08-10 07:31:49 UTC
Ok, that makes sense.


Florian La Roche

Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-08-18 15:14:32 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 7 Thomas Woerner 2007-01-22 15:56:42 UTC
/var/spool/mail should not belong to a mailer. Maybe another mailer is used and
sendmail is not installed at all.

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