[Reportbug-maint] Bug#617636: reportbug: Fails to send mail due to failure to rename temporary file

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Thu Mar 10 07:30:53 UTC 2011


On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 07:12, David A. Parker <dparker at utica.edu> wrote:
> Package: reportbug
> Version: 4.12.6
> Severity: normal
> This is on a system with no MTA installed, but with direct access to an SMTP server.  When run as a non-root user, reportbug crashes when it attempts to send the e-mail.  Note that reportbug successfully sends the e-mail if it is run as root.
> The following traceback is printed when it crashes (the filename after /var/tmp will change, but everything else is the same):
> Unable to rename existing /var/tmp/linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64.bug as /var/tmp/linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64.bug~

can you run this commands and return their output here?

ls -ld /var/tmp
ls -la /var/tmp/
ls -la /var/tmp/*bug*

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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