[Pkg-aide-maintainers] Bug#442376: Bug#442376: aide: Unnecessary output in low-verbosity mode

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Sat Oct 6 17:55:50 UTC 2007

On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 08:23:03AM -0700, Bill Wohler wrote:
> I reinstalled aide and used the Debian configuration per your suggestion.
>   MAILSUBJ="Daily AIDE report for $FQDN"
>   MAILTO=root
>   COMMAND=update
>   COPYNEWDB=ifnochange
>   LINES=1000
>   NOISE=""
>   AIDEARGS="-V3"
>   UPAC_CONFDIR="/etc/aide"
>   UPAC_CONFD="$UPAC_CONFDIR/aide.conf.local.d"
> After spending many hours suppressing output of transient postfix and
> mailman files and other nominal activities, I finally got aide not to
> report any changes in a 5 minute period.

Care to submit your rules for inclusion in the aide packages?

>  However, I still got an email, appended below, so it appears that
>  QUIETREPORTS=yes is not working as advertised.


> In addition, I would have expected the COPYNEWDB=ifnochange to update my
> database in this case, but as you can see, it didn't:
>   [root at tassie:505]# l -tr
>   total 10296
>   -rw------- 1 root root 5250884 Sep 17 07:46 aide.db
>   -rw------- 1 root root   15823 Sep 17 07:51 aide.conf.autogenerated
>   -rw------- 1 root root 5250869 Sep 17 07:57 aide.db.new

This looks like the aide cron job on your system does not properly
detected that there were no changes. aide in etch does not give
meaningful return values, so the cron job has to parse aide's output.

This has been changed since then, so you might find lenny's aide
backported to etch helpful.


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