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Bug 4218 - finger tryes to access /var/mail/<user> instead of /var/spool/mail/<user>
Summary: finger tryes to access /var/mail/<user> instead of /var/spool/mail/<user>
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: finger
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-07-27 12:11 UTC by iusty
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-28 16:07:04 UTC

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Description iusty 1999-07-27 12:11:40 UTC
When I run finger on the current host, like 'finger iusty', it says
"No mail". A 'strace finger iusty' shows that it stats /var/mail/iusty, which
under RedHat 6.0 stock install, doesn't exits. Currently I have linke
/var/spool/mail to /var/mail, but maybe it causes security problems

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-28 16:07:59 UTC
Fixed in finger-0.10-25.

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