Bug 240900 - Inappropriate ioctl for device when running CA.pl -newca
Inappropriate ioctl for device when running CA.pl -newca
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openssl (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-05-22 14:41 EDT by Peter DeVries
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-23 08:52:33 EDT
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Description Peter DeVries 2007-05-22 14:41:41 EDT
Description of problem:

Inappropriate ioctl for device when running CA.pl

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

openssl-devel-0.9.8b-8.3.fc6
openssl-perl-0.9.8b-8.3.fc6
openssl-0.9.8b-8.3.fc6

How reproducible:

Constant

Steps to Reproduce:
1. strace /etc/pki/tls/misc/CA.pl -newca
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Actual results:

without strace result is that you are returned to a prompt.  With strace you can
see that it dies with Inappropriate ioctl for device.


Expected results:

Should be prompted to start CA creation

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2007-05-23 07:23:59 EDT
Can you please attach the strace?
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2007-05-23 07:39:48 EDT
I see that this (immediate return to prompt after running the command) happens
when the CA directory hierarchy is already filled with something. Also note,
that the CA.pl script should be run with cd to the directory /etc/pki/tls/misc
as it is writing the hierarchy to ../../CA.
Comment 3 Peter DeVries 2007-05-23 08:34:26 EDT
Tomas, You are correct.  This only happens when the CA directory is full. 
Sorry, I was sure I had tested this on another system but apparently there was
an error in my testing.
Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2007-05-23 08:52:33 EDT
The CA and CA.pl scripts would really appreciate some patch love but this should
be done upstream.

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