Bug 253350 - cache functionality of jwhois disabled in spec file
cache functionality of jwhois disabled in spec file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: jwhois (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Vitezslav Crhonek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-18 00:19 EDT by wstearns
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-01 00:04:08 EDT
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Description wstearns 2007-08-18 00:19:09 EDT
Description of problem:
jwhois has code to allow caching of results.  the fedora spec file has 
a "%configure --without-cache" line that disables this.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Uncomment "cachefile = "/var/lib/jwhois.db";" in /etc/jwhois.conf
2.  Uncomment "cacheexpire = 168;" in /etc/jwhois.conf
3.  Touch /var/lib/jwhois.db
4.  Do a whois lookup

Actual results:
5.  /var/lib/jwhois.db stays at 0 bytes

Expected results:
5.  /var/lib/jwhois.db should grow

Additional info:
Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-08-24 05:43:47 EDT
Hi, may I ask -- why do you need it? I wonder if there is widely more users,
that will use cache and benefit from it? It brings new group to the system,
solving obsolete records in cache and potential security issues.
Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-09-03 07:56:35 EDT
jwhois-4.0-2.fc8 is configured without disabling cache, so you can try...
Comment 3 Paul Wouters 2007-10-01 00:03:31 EDT
Indeed. It now works!
And by using the "jwhois -c /other/place/jwhois.conf" I can use caching for my
program without any setuid requirements.


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