Bug 37472 - Pnews filexp warning message, inews permission error, inews->inn dependency
Summary: Pnews filexp warning message, inews permission error, inews->inn dependency
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 2001-04-24 19:45 UTC by Tim Mann
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-24 20:31:25 UTC
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Description Tim Mann 2001-04-24 19:45:44 UTC
1) Pnews (the news posting program used by trn) prints the following
cryptic error message whenever used.  

/usr/bin/Pnews: /usr/lib/trn/filexp: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/Pnews: /usr/lib/trn/filexp: No such file or directory

The file "filexp" is not mentioned in the Pnews man page, and I really
don't know what it is supposed to contain.  This error seems to be

2) Pnews fails to work because /usr/bin/inews is not runnable by ordinary

-r-xr-x---    1 root     system      51068 Feb 14 07:12 /usr/bin/inews

I don't know if there is a security reason for this.  Changing the
permissions to 555 as they were in RH7.0 makes Pnews get further.

3) After changing the permissions, inews does not work, even to post news
to a remote NNTP server, unless the inn package is installed.  It dies with
the error "Cannot open /etc/news/inn.conf". It seems to me that there
should be no need to install the inn package unless you want to run your
own news server on your box.  Also note that the inews RPM does not have a
dependency on inn recorded.

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-04-24 19:52:46 UTC
trn isn't included in RHL 7.1, because of its restricted license.

Comment 2 Tim Mann 2001-04-24 20:26:15 UTC
OK, but aren't (2) and (3) still bugs in inews?  The inews-2.3.1-2 package *is*
included in RH7.1.

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-04-24 20:31:06 UTC
Switching components.

Comment 4 Florian La Roche 2002-04-08 13:31:49 UTC
Perms on inews are ok and it now requires inn.


Florian La Roche

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