Bug 61636 - NEWSMASTER can't be changed
NEWSMASTER can't be changed
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-03-22 09:13 EST by Matthias Urlichs
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-06 08:27:38 EST
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Description Matthias Urlichs 2002-03-22 09:13:22 EST
NEWSMASTER is hardcoded into /usr/llib/innshellvars. 
That makes sending the daily news reports to somebody other than news@localhost impossible.

innshellvars should NOT override any variable, especially not NEWSMASTER, if it has been set in /etc/news/inn.conf.
(I do know that the latter file doesn't have a "newsmaster:" line normally, but I consider this part of the bug.)
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2005-01-06 08:27:38 EST
You can add entries to /etc/aliases (alias for news@localhost or set
newsmaster user "newsmaster: local_username").

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