NetBSD Problem Report #37385

From  Wed Nov 14 14:28:34 2007
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From: Hauke Fath <>
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Subject: Various database/gnats issues
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>Number:         37385
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Various databases/gnats issues
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Nov 14 14:30:00 +0000 2007
>Last-Modified:  Mon Feb 28 15:03:00 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Hauke Fath <>
>Release:        NetBSD 3.1_STABLE
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System: NetBSD bounce 3.1_STABLE NetBSD 3.1_STABLE (BOUNCE) #0: Thu Sep 13 13:45:05 CEST 2007 hf@Hochstuhl:/var/obj/netbsd-builds/3/i386/sys/arch/i386/compile/BOUNCE i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

	The databases/gnats package has various issues that seriously
	limit its usefulness:

	(1) The sysconfdir setup for send-pr(1) and install-sid(1) is
	incorrect, it adds an additional 'gnats/' into the directory

	(2) Per patches/patch-aa, various *-pr tools in libexec/gnats/
	are _not_ installed "setuid ${GNATS_USER}". That way, you
	cannot even file a pr unless you su to ${GNATS_USER}.

	(3) MESSAGE does not mention that you have to add
	${GNATS_SERVICE} to /etc/services.

	(4) Since NetBSD already ships /usr/bin/{send-pr,install-sid}
	and friends, the equivalents from databases/gnats should
	probably be installed under a different name (maybe prefixed),
	to avoid confusion.

	(5 There is no package for gnatsweb.) 


	Install databases/gnats, and try to set it up.

	Yes, please.



Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->recht
Responsible-Changed-When: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:35:22 +0000
Over to maintainer.

Responsible-Changed-From-To: recht->pkg-manager
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:03:00 +0000
Reset responsible field for retired developer.


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