Description of problem:
For security, the leafnode-recommended setup has the various programmes run as user 'news'. The setup produced by the Fedora rpm has leafnode run as user news, but the programme fetchnews runs as root.
See /etc/crond.d/leafnode for cron job that runs fetchnews as root.
Trying to run fetchnews as user news fails with the error "/USR/SBIN/CROND: (CRON) ERROR chdir failed (/etc/news): No such file or directory"
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That homedir for the news user I think was setup to match up with the inn package long ago.
(Ie, if you have both leafnode and inn installed the news user should work ok for inn as well).
If you change the news user's homedir to say '/tmp' does that cause it to work?
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This has not been fixed yet, /usr/sbin/fetchnews is still run as root. Moreover, the package adds a cron tidbit to /etc/cron.d ... wouldn't it better to add this shell script to /etc/cron.hourly/ ?
sudo -u news /usr/sbin/fetchnews
(In reply to comment #3)
> sudo -u news /usr/sbin/fetchnews
Actually the working script is
su news -s /bin/sh -c /usr/sbin/fetchnews
Maybe just changing the cron tidbit to
01 * * * * news /usr/sbin/fetchnews
would be an alternative.
I actually don't use leafnode here anymore... would you like to take over maintaining it? :)
Or at least would you care to just apply your changes?
If not, I'll try and get to it...
(In reply to comment #5)
> Or at least would you care to just apply your changes?
I am a provenpackager, so I suppose I could just play with leafnode packaging a little bit.
leafnode-1.11.8-9.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
leafnode-1.11.8-9.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing leafnode-1.11.8-9.fc18'
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leafnode-1.11.8-9.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
leafnode-1.11.8-9.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.