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Mailperm shadow is a link. Not changing ownership. Error with 9.9.3 Upgrade

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  1. lloyd_tennison

    lloyd_tennison Well-Known Member

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    Mailperm Error "shadow is a link. Not changing ownership." Error with 9.9.3 Upgrade

    With the 9.9.3 update today, running mailperm now gives the following errors for every domain:

    /home/mecom/etc/me.com/shadow is a link. Not changing ownership.
    /home/mecom/etc/me.com/passwd is a link. Not changing ownership.

    Something does not sound right - especially when they are most definitely NOT links.



    root@websites [/home/mecom/etc/me.com]# ls -lh
    total 8.0K
    drwxr-x--- 2 mecom mail 4.0K Oct 3 23:00 ./
    drwxr-x--- 3 mecom mail 4.0K Oct 3 23:00 ../
    -rw-r--r-- 2 mecom mail 0 Oct 3 23:00 passwd
    -rw-r--r-- 2 mecom mecom 0 Oct 3 14:18 quota
    -rw-r----- 2 mecom mail 0 Oct 3 14:18 shadow
    root@websites [/home/mecom/etc/me.com]#

    I do not know if there are any errors - but it is not good that an error checker has an error. :(

    (Mailperm was last run about three hours before.)
     
    #1 lloyd_tennison, Oct 19, 2004
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    run /scripts/updatenow &/or upcp manual again. You should be on 9.9.4-CURRENT_4 now.
     
  3. lloyd_tennison

    lloyd_tennison Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, changelog says it ran, but WHM says 9.9.3. WIll try and see what happens.

    Ran it - but in the history it states:


    total size is 1634184 speedup is 199.05
    Fetching http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/cpanelsync/RELEASE/cpanel/version....100%......Done
    Versions Match! (9.9.3-RELEASE_17). You are running the latest RELEASE.


    Is there a problem with the location upcp is getting the update from - like not updated at Cpanel????
     
    #3 lloyd_tennison, Oct 19, 2004
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  4. MarlboroMan

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    9.9.4 is only out on the EDGE/CURRENT trees - check out http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=30800&page=4 - Nick stated RELEASE/STABLE trees should be updated tomorrow.

    FYI, the way cPanel's mailsystem works is HARD links, not symbolic. So they're still links, but they don't look like them. :)
     
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    This problem still exists in 9.9.4-CURRENT_3
     
  6. deddy

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    /scripts2/mailperm

    I'm still on WHM 9.9.0 and cPanel 9.9.2-R7 and got the same error.
    Strange but it looks like it has something to do with the new Apache,
    mod_ssl/2.8.20 upgrade.

    That is unbelievable :

    After Apache/mod_ssl 2.8.20 upgrade the same problem
    on WHM 9.4.0 and cPanel 9.4.1-S65

    shadow is a link. Not changing ownership.
    passwd is a link. Not changing ownership.

    to all user accounts.

    /scripts/updatenow is also involved in the Apache upgrade
    script and is the real source of that problem, because it is
    updating the "mailperm" script.

    We have to wait until this script has been fixed.
     
    #6 deddy, Oct 19, 2004
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    I'm still running 9.9.2 S8 with mod_ssl 2.8.19 and have the same problem. Someone opened a support ticket for this?
     
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    They are aware of this and working on it. Will only require a /scripts/updatenow
     
  9. deddy

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    /scripts/updatenow

    isn't able to get rid of that problem :(
     
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    It's not fixed yet. :)
     
  11. jester.ro

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    i get the same thing, and it's not related to any apache/modssl updates.

    i still have mod_ssl .18, and i am on 9.9.3-R17, so i only updated cpanel, and got these mailperm errors.


    and please, stop saying updatenow fixes this.
    it may fix it if you're on edge, but most of us are running stable/release only, so this is not a fix for us.

    anyway, doesn't seem like a big error there...except i have mailperm running in cron avery 5 minutes(lots of inbox.lock problems), and i get lots of mail. I think i'll make the cron without output :)
     
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    The error has to do with the /scripts/saftebits.pl perl script. The way it checks for the files for some reason when it comes across the period in the domain name it disregards it and classifies it as a symlink instead. This seems to be more of syntax issue, but I'll leave that to Nick et al to say what is/was wrong.

    This one in fact, if you run the updatenow with the last 12 hours or so, will cause the issue as it will update to the new files to fix other security issues.
     
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    seems to be fixed :)
     
  14. deddy

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    Yes it is :D
     
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    How did you fix it? I only run stable versions.

    Thank you
     
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    /scripts/updatenow
     
  17. lloyd_tennison

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    I am running on Release and the update fixed it. Sorry, I am not that conservative to run on Stable - but I did not think the problem was there. So if nothing else - you can upgrade to release. Otherwise, maybe someone else can help.
     
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