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Bug 24484 - cannot redirect output of "up2date -l"
cannot redirect output of "up2date -l"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-01-21 02:58 EST by Matthew Boedicker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-25 20:56:48 EST
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Description Matthew Boedicker 2001-01-21 02:58:15 EST
While trying to create a nightly cron job to do "up2date -l | mail
root@localhost", I get a Python traceback indicating a "Broken Pipe"

Further testing shows that any kind of output redirection (such as "up2date
-l > foo") gives the same result.
Comment 1 Matthew Boedicker 2001-01-25 20:56:45 EST
I believe this to be a problem with the interaction between up2date and
consolehelper.  I do not have the same problem when explicitly running
/usr/sbin/up2date, without the consolehelper wrapper.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-02-08 22:43:59 EST

To run from cron as root, use /usr/sbin/up2date, not /usr/bin/up2date, which is
the "run-as-a-user" wrapper program.

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