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Re: [Bug 6702] No rule updates since 2011-11-02

From: Kevin A. McGrail <KMcGrail_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Nov 22 2011 - 19:18:08 GMT
To: Karsten Bräckelmann <>

On 11/21/2011 8:52 PM, Karsten Bräckelmann wrote:
>> --- Comment #7 from Kevin A. McGrail<> 2011-11-21 22:31:15 UTC ---
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 updatesd dns 22 Nov 21 08:51 3.4.0
>> bash-3.00# cat 3.4.0
>> 0.4.3 TXT "1204403"
> I might be confused, but why does 3.4.0 (the only version updated there)
> actually have a TXT value? Isn't it supposed to be a CNAME for 3.3.2
> since your change?
> $ host -t TXT
> is an alias for
> According to DNS, it is...
Here's what I believe is occurring:

1 - There are two systems

One that builds rules for trunk
One that builds rules for release(s)

2 - The trunk build doesn't include rule scores

3 - I changed the DNS in trunk to be a CNAME to 3.3.2

4 - The system STILL updates the include files for DNS for trunk but the
zone doesn't actually pull them in.

5 - So right now, it appears the trunk system is working but the release
system isn't.

6 - About the time it broke, we had DNS and Cron changes.

NOTE: The Cron changes appear to be causing a weird procmail error.

My expectation is that there is a problem with an SVN call or a
permission issue updating the DNS. The commands take HOURS to run and
currently I don't know where the output goes. I also don't seem to have
any real email commands like mutt... Likely will need to compile it.

Best plan at the moment is to:

1 - look at updatesd cron spool and try and add some logging

2 - su to updatesd, log the terminal and run the commands and review
output. Hopefully something jumps out like an error...


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