Bug 228220 - /usr/bin/chkrootkit only runnable from console
/usr/bin/chkrootkit only runnable from console
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 228217
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: chkrootkit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Schwendt
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Reported: 2007-02-11 16:15 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-11 16:21:03 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2007-02-11 16:15:56 EST
Description of problem:

Why is /usr/bin/chkrootkit linked to /usr/bin/consolehelper?

The result is that you can't run 'chkrootkit' unless you are on the console.
Furthermore, even if you are on the console, 'chkrootkit' won't run within a
'screen' (/usr/bin/screen)

chkrootkit is exactly one of those types of programs that one would like to run
remotely to check whether a server has been hacked.

Even worse, when you run chkrootkit remotely, it just exits quietly giving the
unknowing user no indication of what is going on. Now I know that you can
alternatively just run /usr/lib/chkrootkit-0.47/chkrootkit, but the unsuspecting
user wouldn't know that and would not understand why /usr/bin/chkrootkit is not
working when not on a console.

At a minimum, if not run from the console, it should return a message
instructing the user to either run it from the console or to run
/usr/lib/chkrootkit-0.47/chkrootkit directly.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2007-02-11 16:21:03 EST
Sorry... must have hit the 'save changes' button twice causing bug to be
duplicated...

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 228217 ***

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