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Bug 35991 - publicfile message type
Summary: publicfile message type
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Web Application Packages Maintainers
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-12-17 05:20 UTC by Jean-Michel Smith
Modified: 2004-06-26 17:52 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

publicfile-0.52.ebuild.diff (publicfile-0.52.ebuild.diff,481 bytes, patch)
2003-12-17 12:35 UTC, Tony Vroon
Details | Diff

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Description Jean-Michel Smith 2003-12-17 05:20:17 UTC
The final message produced by the ebuild on how to activate the server contains a type, resulting in errors if one cuts and pastes the command into a terminall session and runs it.  The ebuild message is:

 httpd and ftpd are serving out of /home/public.
 remember to start the servers with:
   ln -s /home/public/httpd /home/public/home/ftpd /service

THE FIX:  The message should read instead:

 httpd and ftpd are serving out of /home/public.
 remember to start the servers with:
   ln -s /home/public/httpd /home/public/ftpd /service

The extraneous 'home' in /home/public/home/ftpd needs to be removed, so that it simply reads /home/public/ftpd

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge publicfile
2. insure that svscan is running
3. execute the ln -s command as displayed
4. see console messages appear reporting that ftpd does not exist

Actual Results:  
ftpd does not exist messages spam the console

Expected Results:  
No messages should appear, the procedure should work
Comment 1 Tony Vroon gentoo-dev 2003-12-17 12:35:56 UTC
Created attachment 22377 [details, diff]

This does what is asked, changing the pkg_postinst of net-www/publicfile-0.52
Comment 2 Stuart Herbert (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-04-23 04:03:05 UTC

I've made the requested fix in Portage; the updated ebuild should appear on a local rsync mirror in about an hour.

Could you take a look, and confirm that this bug is fixed please?

Comment 3 Jean-Michel Smith 2004-04-23 11:12:37 UTC
works like I charm!

I would suggest unmasking it right away, as the old error messages made stopping svscan with the bad direcctory entry nearly impossible (unless you open a new console)
Comment 4 Stuart Herbert (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-04-23 12:50:23 UTC
It's unmasked now.

Thanks for the feedback!
Comment 5 Stuart Herbert (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-26 17:52:37 UTC
Closing bug.