alpha/146255: periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link to /usr/local

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alpha/146255: periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link to /usr/local

Pawel Kaczor

>Number:         146255
>Category:       alpha
>Synopsis:       periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link to /usr/local
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-alpha
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:      
>Date-Required:
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 02 21:30:04 UTC 2010
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Paweł Kaczor
>Release:        6.3-RELEASE
>Organization:
IT Gens Sp. z o.o.
>Environment:
FreeBSD gustlik.fubar.pl 6.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Feb 15 13:29:20 CET 2008     root@berta.swired2:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MYKERNEL  alpha
>Description:
There's a line in /etc/defaults/periodic.conf:
local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic /usr/X11R6/etc/periodic"
with additional dirs that periodic should look in for scripts.
But /usr/X11R6 is soft link to /usr/local, so both paths listed above are same, so periodic runs the very same scripts twice.
I noticed it on my Alpha machine on FreeBSD 6.3, don't know if those paths are from the setup time or some of the packages installed them.
>How-To-Repeat:
Put some simple script with this line inside:
echo "This message is repeated!"
in /usr/local/etc/periodic/security
and run:
periodic security
You should see the message twice.
>Fix:
Replace line:
local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic /usr/X11R6/etc/periodic"
with:
local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic"
in "/etc/defaults/periodic.conf".

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Re: alpha/146255: periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link to /usr/local

John Baldwin-2
On Sunday 02 May 2010 5:24:14 pm Paweł Kaczor wrote:
>
> >Number:         146255
> >Category:       alpha
> >Synopsis:       periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link
to /usr/local

> >Confidential:   no
> >Severity:       non-critical
> >Priority:       low
> >Responsible:    freebsd-alpha
> >State:          open
> >Quarter:        
> >Keywords:      
> >Date-Required:
> >Class:          sw-bug
> >Submitter-Id:   current-users
> >Arrival-Date:   Sun May 02 21:30:04 UTC 2010
> >Closed-Date:
> >Last-Modified:
> >Originator:     Paweł Kaczor
> >Release:        6.3-RELEASE
> >Organization:
> IT Gens Sp. z o.o.
> >Environment:
> FreeBSD gustlik.fubar.pl 6.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Feb 15
13:29:20 CET 2008     root@berta.swired2:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MYKERNEL  alpha
> >Description:
> There's a line in /etc/defaults/periodic.conf:
> local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic /usr/X11R6/etc/periodic"
> with additional dirs that periodic should look in for scripts.
> But /usr/X11R6 is soft link to /usr/local, so both paths listed above are
same, so periodic runs the very same scripts twice.
> I noticed it on my Alpha machine on FreeBSD 6.3, don't know if those paths
are from the setup time or some of the packages installed them.

> >How-To-Repeat:
> Put some simple script with this line inside:
> echo "This message is repeated!"
> in /usr/local/etc/periodic/security
> and run:
> periodic security
> You should see the message twice.
> >Fix:
> Replace line:
> local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic /usr/X11R6/etc/periodic"
> with:
> local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic"
> in "/etc/defaults/periodic.conf".

This isn't likely to be fixed in 6.x as that branch is EOL at this point.

--
John Baldwin
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Re: alpha/146255: periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link to /usr/local

John Baldwin-2
In reply to this post by Pawel Kaczor
The following reply was made to PR alpha/146255; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: John Baldwin <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: "Pawe&#322; Kaczor" <[hidden email]>,
 [hidden email]
Subject: Re: alpha/146255: periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link to /usr/local
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 10:03:18 -0400

 On Sunday 02 May 2010 5:24:14 pm Pawe&#322; Kaczor wrote:
 >
 > >Number:         146255
 > >Category:       alpha
 > >Synopsis:       periodic emits repeated messages because of /usr/X11R6 link
 to /usr/local
 > >Confidential:   no
 > >Severity:       non-critical
 > >Priority:       low
 > >Responsible:    freebsd-alpha
 > >State:          open
 > >Quarter:        
 > >Keywords:      
 > >Date-Required:
 > >Class:          sw-bug
 > >Submitter-Id:   current-users
 > >Arrival-Date:   Sun May 02 21:30:04 UTC 2010
 > >Closed-Date:
 > >Last-Modified:
 > >Originator:     Pawe&#322; Kaczor
 > >Release:        6.3-RELEASE
 > >Organization:
 > IT Gens Sp. z o.o.
 > >Environment:
 > FreeBSD gustlik.fubar.pl 6.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Feb 15
 13:29:20 CET 2008     root@berta.swired2:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MYKERNEL  alpha
 > >Description:
 > There's a line in /etc/defaults/periodic.conf:
 > local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic /usr/X11R6/etc/periodic"
 > with additional dirs that periodic should look in for scripts.
 > But /usr/X11R6 is soft link to /usr/local, so both paths listed above are
 same, so periodic runs the very same scripts twice.
 > I noticed it on my Alpha machine on FreeBSD 6.3, don't know if those paths
 are from the setup time or some of the packages installed them.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > Put some simple script with this line inside:
 > echo "This message is repeated!"
 > in /usr/local/etc/periodic/security
 > and run:
 > periodic security
 > You should see the message twice.
 > >Fix:
 > Replace line:
 > local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic /usr/X11R6/etc/periodic"
 > with:
 > local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic"
 > in "/etc/defaults/periodic.conf".
 
 This isn't likely to be fixed in 6.x as that branch is EOL at this point.
 
 --
 John Baldwin
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