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Bug 2646 - inews or trn miscompiled...
Summary: inews or trn miscompiled...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: trn
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
: 2925 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-08 01:28 UTC by jeff
Modified: 2016-10-24 19:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-06-02 12:02:31 UTC

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Description jeff 1999-05-08 01:28:21 UTC
the package trn includes the program Pnews which
is afront end fro inews (it expects it to be

however, the package inews installs /usr/bin/inews
not /usr/lib/news/inews and therefore trn is unable
to post news as it should.

Of course the fix is simple...
   mkdir /usr/lib/news
   ln -s /usr/bin/news/inews /usr/bin/inews
But then why do we have packages at all?
Please either recompile the inews or the trn news
package and distribute as an update.

you are also missing a selection for the inews
package on this bug submittal page.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-19 15:17:59 UTC
*** Bug 2925 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

When posting trn (the Pnews program
needs /usr/lib/news/inews), but that lives under /usr/bin

Screen shot
  Check spelling, Send, Abort, Edit, or List? s
  /usr/bin/Pnews: /usr/lib/news/inews: No such file or

Setting a symlink brings up another problem: you have to
have inn installed.

  Check spelling, Send, Abort, Edit, or List? s
  Cannot open /etc/news/inn.conf

apparently the inn and trn package don't have appropriate
dependencies set

------- Additional Comments From  05/19/99 10:08 -------
Verified 19 MAY 1999 DLT, via attemted post to alt.test.

------- Additional Comments From  05/19/99 10:09 -------
trn was Mike's package.  Assignment to Cristian in lieu of any other

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-02 12:02:59 UTC
Fixed in trn-3.6-17. Dependency info added in inn-2.2-11. Thanks
for the analysis.

Comment 3 openshift-github-bot 2016-10-24 19:03:06 UTC
Commit pushed to master at
Merge pull request #2650 from sdodson/issue2646

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