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Bug 53327 - spurius mail to root when /var/cache/man/X11R6/cat? missing
spurius mail to root when /var/cache/man/X11R6/cat? missing
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 47784
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tmpwatch (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-09-06 15:10 EDT by Bowe Strickland
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Description Bowe Strickland 2001-09-06 15:10:00 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

Description of problem:
Because glob in /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch misses, bash passes ? into
tmpwatch, and tmpwatch generates error
message for nonexistant /var/cache/man/X11R6/cat\?.  

received one/day in root's mail:

>> Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 15:20:31 -0400
>> From: root <root@localhost.localdomain>
>> To: root@server1.example.com
>> Subject: tmpwatch error
>> /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch:
>> error: lstat() of directory /var/cache/man/X11R6/cat? failed: No such
file or directory

suggested fix:

[ -d /var/cache/man/X11R6 ] && ... (or something like)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. up2date updated man rpm to man-1.5i2-0.7x, removing directories and
causing problems 

Actual Results:  /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch began generating spurius mail

Additional info:
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-09-06 15:24:44 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 47784 ***

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