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Re: [leafnode-list] Re: fetchnews segfaults

Raymond Scholz <rscholz@xxxxxx> writes:

> > Have you looked for the core file in all /var/spool/news
> > subdirectories? 
> Yes. 

It won't core dump if it's setuid or called by root, so check that. Try
(as root):

su news -c "/usr/local/sbin/fetchnews -nvvv" or whatever arguments you
usually give it.

> > Have you run fetchnews as user news?
> Should I?  

You can as well run it as root, fetchnews will call setuid() to become
news, dropping its root permissions.

Matthias Andree

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