Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52722
Configuration and RPM problems
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
I downloaded and rebuild sms_client-2.0.8y-7.src.rpm. Now I want to use it
and I have two problems:
- As a normal user, I cannot send a message. The computer says:
[ted@lorient scripts]$ sms_client xxxxxx 'test'
ERROR: Opening logfile: /var/log/smslog
I suppose it is a problem with the rights of the file smslog
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 280 Aug 28 15:50 smslog
- As root, I cannot send a SMS either:
[root@lorient log]# sms_client xxxxxx 'test'
ERROR: Parsing file '/etc/sms/services/minicall'
ERROR: Unrecoverable Failure Parsing file '/etc/sms/services/minicall'
ERROR: Driver Initialization Failed
Total Elapsed Time: 0 Seconds
There is no /etc/sms/services/minicall but there is a
/var/spool/sms/services/minicall (empty directory BTW).
I think there is a configuration problem somewhere but I did not find where
the location of the directory minicall was specified
sms_client is gone in 7.2, so i close it.
But 7.2 is not out yet and I am using 7.1
I would have appreciated some help
I have done a previous sms_client installation from tar file,
and may be able to help. I'm trying to install the rpm too.
/etc/sms/services should be a directory not a file.
This looks like a bug in the RH packaging (tar -> rpm).
The /etc/sms/services file should really be /etc/sms/services/vstream.
The issues for normal users are standard for sms_client.
You get problems like cant open log file, lock file, modem device.
On my system I get around this by making the sms_client binary
set-gid uucp, and make /var/log/smslog writable by group uucp.