Bug 402841 - kannel will not start using a serial modem: user kannel not in group "uucp"
kannel will not start using a serial modem: user kannel not in group "uucp"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kannel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Saou
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-28 09:32 EST by Mario Pascucci
Modified: 2008-06-16 22:54 EDT (History)
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Description Mario Pascucci 2007-11-28 09:32:35 EST
Description of problem:
kannel installed from Fedora official repo, to use with a serial modem. Daemon
bearerbox won't start, no errors, no logs.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install kannel
2.configure it to use serial modem in /dev/ttySN (edit /etc/kannel.conf)
3.try to start with /etc/init.d/kannel start -> it replies [ ok ]
4.ps ax -> no bearerbox daemon running
Actual results:
no daemon running

Expected results:
bearerbox must be up and running

Additional info:
launching bearerbox manually it says: 
2007-11-28 15:21:33 [5331] [6] INFO: AT2[/dev/ttyS0]: opening device
2007-11-28 15:21:33 [5331] [6] ERROR: AT2[/dev/ttyS0]: open failed! ERRNO=13
2007-11-28 15:21:33 [5331] [6] ERROR: System error 13: Permission denied
2007-11-28 15:21:33 [5331] [6] ERROR: AT2[/dev/ttyS0]: at2_device_thread:
open_at2_device failed. Terminating
2007-11-28 15:21:33 [5331] [6] ERROR: System error 13: Permission denied

if you add user kannel to group uucp it works.
Comment 1 Matthias Saou 2008-02-03 07:31:54 EST
Kannel is unfortunately quite rough around the edges when it comes to starting
and stopping it as a daemon. The current init script uses the included
"start-stop-daemon" program (renamed to "start-stop-kannel" to avoid any
possible conflicts), which is probably the one to blame here for the exit status
is returns.

You might also have noticed the "hacks" in the init script in order to launch
all of the required *box programs... and despite the very ugly "sleep 3" after
running bearerbox, I've still managed to see the smsbox fail to connect to the
bearerbox under normal conditions.

What I'm trying to say here is that the "problem" you are having (wrong exit
status and no useful error output) is inherent to some design issues in kannel,
which would need fixing at a quite low level. I suggest either :
- Reporting this problem upstream to the kannel developers, as I'll be more than
happy to include any fixes they come up with in the Fedora package.
- Implementing more and/or different hacks in the Fedora package's init script.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 11:06:57 EDT
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