Bug 2646 - inews or trn miscompiled...
inews or trn miscompiled...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: trn (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
: 2925 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-05-07 21:28 EDT by jeff
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:09 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 1999-06-02 08:02:31 EDT
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Description jeff 1999-05-07 21:28:21 EDT
the package trn includes the program Pnews which
is afront end fro inews (it expects it to be

however, the package inews installs /usr/bin/inews
not /usr/lib/news/inews and therefore trn is unable
to post news as it should.

Of course the fix is simple...
   mkdir /usr/lib/news
   ln -s /usr/bin/news/inews /usr/bin/inews
But then why do we have packages at all?
Please either recompile the inews or the trn news
package and distribute as an update.

you are also missing a selection for the inews
package on this bug submittal page.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-19 11:17:59 EDT
*** Bug 2925 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

When posting trn (the Pnews program
needs /usr/lib/news/inews), but that lives under /usr/bin

Screen shot
  Check spelling, Send, Abort, Edit, or List? s
  /usr/bin/Pnews: /usr/lib/news/inews: No such file or

Setting a symlink brings up another problem: you have to
have inn installed.

  Check spelling, Send, Abort, Edit, or List? s
  Cannot open /etc/news/inn.conf

apparently the inn and trn package don't have appropriate
dependencies set

------- Additional Comments From dlt@redhat.com  05/19/99 10:08 -------
Verified 19 MAY 1999 DLT, via attemted post to alt.test.

------- Additional Comments From dlt@redhat.com  05/19/99 10:09 -------
trn was Mike's package.  Assignment to Cristian in lieu of any other
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-02 08:02:59 EDT
Fixed in trn-3.6-17. Dependency info added in inn-2.2-11. Thanks
for the analysis.

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