Bug 50901 - slrnpull runs every day on every box I own
Summary: slrnpull runs every day on every box I own
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: slrn   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2001-08-04 17:19 UTC by Timothy Burt
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-21 15:47:59 UTC
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Description Timothy Burt 2001-08-04 17:19:22 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
I don't read news on my linux box, and I don't host a news server.  But 
every linux box I have is running the slrnpull command every day unless I 
go in and nuke the files in cron.daily.
Is there an overwhelming reason why every Redhat installation must run 
slrnpull daily?  I dunno, maybe I am missing something....

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Redhat
2.Wait a few days
3.Look at your log files for "su news" entries

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-11-06 04:08:01 UTC
Well, it might not help in all cases, but you can always uninstall the slrn-pull

Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2004-12-21 15:47:59 UTC
Right, the script slrnpull-expire is copied to /etc/cron.daily by spec
only in the case that you have installed the slrn package. If you
don't use slrn, please don't install slrn on your system.

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