Bug 54566 - tmpwatch generates mail reporting error due to script error
tmpwatch generates mail reporting error due to script error
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
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-10-12 11:38 EDT by bebryant
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-14 20:27:09 EDT
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Description bebryant 2001-10-12 11:38:10 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i586)

Description of problem:
Gratuitous mail to root is generated when tmpwatch in run (under anacron)
if certain directories do not exist.  Due to a script error in

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Happens when anacron runs in absence of e.g.  "/var/cache/man/X11R6/cat?"

Actual Results:  root gets mail listing error.

Expected Results:  should be no error

Additional info:

change the script:

for foo in X11R6/cat?  cat?  local/cat?
[ -d /var/cache/man/$foo ] && /usr/sbin/tmp/watch -f 240 

etc. etc.
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-10-14 20:27:04 EDT
To reporter:

Install this:


Btw, duplicate of bug #47784 and resolved.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-11-06 12:17:33 EST

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

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