[Pkg-aide-maintainers] Bug#442214: aide: Aide issues false alarms

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Fri Jul 25 08:47:01 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 01:45:05PM -0700, Bill Wohler wrote:
> Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de> wrote:
> I also found that because this setting trashes the old database, you
> don't have a chance to later run aide --compare to see how a particular
> file changed. I therefore added AIDEARGS="-V5" to /etc/default/aide.

The default, -V4, gives at least a list about which files changed, and
if one wants more verbose reports, he is free to refer to the manpage
to change the verbosity level.

> I think it would be good to mention that issue in the COMMAND="update"
> and COPYNEWDB="yes" item.

I do not think that it is a good idea to re-iterate every possible
outcome of every configuration option in every possible place. I am
not convinced.


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