Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5194
comsat daemon not compatible with RH6.0
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
PLEASE NOTE: "comsat" is missing from the component list on
the bugzilla web page.
Syslog contains the following message:
Sep 17 01:34:30 ns comsat: chdir: /var/mail: No such
file or directory
in.comsat is built looking for mail in /var/mail even though
_PATH_MAIL is correctly set in paths.h. How is that
possible? Symlink or rebuild fixes this problem.
After either fix, syslog then contained the following
Sep 17 19:23:39 ns comsat: '/' in "/dev/pts/0"
comsat.c is coded to not allow slashes '/' in the tty name.
It is commented in the code as a security concern. Removing
this security check resolves the problem. Does it really
create a security hole?
Try comsat-0.15-1 from Raw Hide. I believe both of these problems
are fixed there. If I'm wrong, please reopen this bug.