Bug 4218 - finger tryes to access /var/mail/<user> instead of /var/spool/mail/<user>
finger tryes to access /var/mail/<user> instead of /var/spool/mail/<user>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: finger (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-27 08:11 EDT by iusty
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-28 12:07:04 EDT
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Description iusty 1999-07-27 08:11:40 EDT
When I run finger on the current host, like 'finger iusty', it says
"No mail". A 'strace finger iusty' shows that it stats /var/mail/iusty, which
under RedHat 6.0 stock install, doesn't exits. Currently I have linke
/var/spool/mail to /var/mail, but maybe it causes security problems
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-28 12:07:59 EDT
Fixed in finger-0.10-25.

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