[Adduser-devel] Bug#335894: marked as done (logcheck: Program aborts with no permission to access "/var/log/syslog")

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Package: logcheck
Version: 1.2.39
Severity: normal

After a fresh install of the package I got this response:

/usr/sbin/logcheck: line 1: /var/log/syslog: Permission denied

The fix to this problem was an erroneous "adm"-entry in the group-file
rendering logcheck user not being a member of the "adm"-group. The entry
looked like this:


After a fix to this:


it works smoothely. I suspect the config-routine does not take care of
existing users in the group ?!?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (650, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11kg.nvidia.2
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8 at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 at euro (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages logcheck depends on:
ii  adduser                  3.63            Add and remove users and groups
ii  cron                     3.0pl1-86       management of regular background p
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       Debian configuration management sy
ii  debianutils              2.8.4           Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  exim4                    4.50-8          metapackage to ease exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-heavy [mail 4.50-8          exim MTA (v4) daemon with extended
ii  lockfile-progs           0.1.10          Programs for locking and unlocking
ii  logcheck-database        1.2.39          A database of system log rules for
ii  logtail                  1.2.39          Print log file lines that have not
ii  mailutils [mailx]        1:0.6.1-4sarge1 GNU mailutils utilities for handli
ii  sysklogd [system-log-dae 1.4.1-17        System Logging Daemon

-- debconf information excluded

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Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 12:56:54 +0100
From: Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de>
To: 335894-done at bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Re: Bug#335894: (no subject)
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On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 07:40:06PM +0100, Kimon Gazis wrote:
> OK with the close as I don't have any more input on this.

Closing the bug.


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