Bug 3570 - news doesn't have permissions to file it needs
Summary: news doesn't have permissions to file it needs
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2354
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: crontabs
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-06-18 13:43 UTC by ajvukich
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 21:58:49 UTC

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Description ajvukich 1999-06-18 13:43:08 UTC
When cron runs cron.daily it runs a shell script
/etc/cron.daily/inn-cron-expire which does an su to news who
then runs /usr/bin/news.daily.  That script tries to write
to the file /var/lib/new/.news.daily, but fails because it
doesn't have permission.  The entire /var/lib/news directory
is owned by news and every file inside of it is owned by
news except .news.daily.  I was thinking that there was
probably a part of the installation code that did a chown
news:news on /var/lib/news/* which wouldn't affect files
that begin with a .

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-18 15:11:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2354 ***

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