Bug 25893 - tripwire --update failing
Summary: tripwire --update failing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tripwire
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-02-03 20:55 UTC by mcisar
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2006-04-22 00:46:39 UTC

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Description mcisar 2001-02-03 20:55:08 UTC
Have activated tripwire on several servers now, all are generating their 
reports daily as expected but on all servers when I try to issue a 
tripwire --update or tripwire --update -a  to update the database they 
fail with the following message.

[root@testserv report]# /usr/sbin/tripwire --update -a
### Error: File could not be opened.
### Filename: /var/lib/tripwire/report/testserv.iul.net-20010203-125754.twr
### No such file or directory
### Exiting...

The filename mentioned in the error always differs from any of the report 
files which are in the /var/lib/tripwire/report directory (insofar as the 
portion of the filename which in the example above is 125754).

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-06 19:07:12 UTC
The report filename is generated using the date and time when it was created. 
Do you have a similarly named file there, or is it just completely wrong?

Comment 2 mcisar 2001-02-06 21:23:49 UTC
Yes, that directory contains a whole pile of reports... one every day (as 
generated by the daily cron job).  In the case of the example above I ran a 
report manually with tripwire --check immediately prior to running the 
tripwire --update I mention above... the report file it generated and which is 
in the directory was testsrv.iul.net-20010203-124037.twr

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-02-08 15:58:43 UTC
It looks like the RH version of tripwire was coded to use the current date 
instead of the date of the last report:

# date;tripwire --update
Thu Feb  8 08:55:25 CST 2001
### Error: File could not be opened.
### Filename: /var/lib/tripwire/report/workstation-20010208-085525.twr
### No such file or directory
### Exiting...

Notice, the seconds exactly matches the date, I do have a whole slew of 
tripwire reports, last one dated 085101.  When I manually specify the last 
report with: 
tripwire --update -r /var/lib/tripwire/report/workstation-20010208-085101.twr

etc., all works.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-08-08 06:57:50 UTC
Deferring for future investigation.

Comment 5 John Thacker 2006-04-22 00:46:39 UTC
Since tripwire hasn't been shipped in so long, and these versions aren't
supported, so I'm closing the bugs.

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