Bug 57317 - error: failed to open /etc/mtab for reading
error: failed to open /etc/mtab for reading
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 56185
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tmpwatch (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-12-10 03:42 EST by eric gerbier
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-10 03:42:40 EST
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Description eric gerbier 2001-12-10 03:42:35 EST
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Description of problem:
I have this meesage each time I execute the command :
/etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch under root user (cron or interactive)
I have the package : tmpwatch-2.8-0.7.x
and ls -al /etc/mtab 
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          965 dic  4 16:41 /etc/mtab
I have the same problem on several linux computers on rh7.1

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch

Actual Results:  error: failed to open /etc/mtab for reading

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I try to be up-to-date with redhat errata packages
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2001-12-11 12:46:55 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56185 ***

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