Bug 253350 - cache functionality of jwhois disabled in spec file
Summary: cache functionality of jwhois disabled in spec file
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: jwhois   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-18 04:19 UTC by wstearns
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-01 04:04:08 UTC
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Description wstearns 2007-08-18 04:19:09 UTC
Description of problem:
jwhois has code to allow caching of results.  the fedora spec file has 
a "%configure --without-cache" line that disables this.

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

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 09:43:47 UTC
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 11:56:35 UTC
jwhois-4.0-2.fc8 is configured without disabling cache, so you can try...

Comment 3 Paul Wouters 2007-10-01 04:03:31 UTC
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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