Bug 59852 - inews needs inn.conf from inn, but there is no requirement in package
inews needs inn.conf from inn, but there is no requirement in package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-02-13 16:34 EST by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2002-02-13 16:34:34 EST
Description of Problem:
The program inews in the package needs the file /etc/news/inn.conf from the
package inn.  There is nothing in the package requirements forcing this.  It
seems to it would make sense to let inews require inn.

One might of course argue that installing the entire inn is overkill just to be
able to run inews.  But that should in that case be solved by factoring out an
inn-common or something like that.  As it is, the package inews isn't usable
standalone unless you make your inn.conf from scratch.  (And the manual you
might need to do that is also in the package inn! :-)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): inews-2.3.2-9

How Reproducible: Completely

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e inn # in case it is installed
2. rpm -i inews-2.3.2-9.i386.rpm # no complains about any dependencies
3. inews -n test -t testing # will give error message

Actual Results:
The third step gives the error message
Cannot open /etc/news/inn.conf

Expected Results:
I would expect to be able to post an article over to a news server.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2002-04-08 09:29:25 EDT
Fixed in inn-2.3.2-11 or newer.


Florian La Roche
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2002-04-10 12:15:25 EDT
IMHO, it's overkill for inews (~60KB) to require inn (~6MB). We should do an
inn-common package or if we want to avoid splitting packages now, we could
include /etc/news/inn.conf in both packages (i.e. inews and inn, rpm can handle
that (or at least could in the past)) and postpone splitting the package for 8.0.

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