Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59852
inews needs inn.conf from inn, but there is no requirement in package
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:25 EDT
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
The third step gives the error message
Cannot open /etc/news/inn.conf
I would expect to be able to post an article over to a news server.
Fixed in inn-2.3.2-11 or newer.
Florian La Roche
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.