INN under NetBSD

Russ Allbery rra at
Thu Jun 3 06:29:22 UTC 2004

Matthias Scheler <tron at> writes:

> 1.) NetBSD is not on the list of operating systems under which INN is
>     known to work. I know many people (including me) which use various
>     INN version under NetBSD. There is even a package available:


>     [The package under this URL still shows version 2.3.5nb1 but will
>      be updated to 2.4.1 in the next 24 hours.]

I'll add it.  Do you know what versions should be listed?

>     The "rnews" in 2.4.1 does however try setuid(geteuid()) under NetBSD
>     which makes it fail:

> Jun  2 14:15:09 colwyn rnews: cannot setuid to 1003

>     And it is supposed to fail because NetBSD only allows setuid(getuid())
>     for non-root users. So would you pleaes put back the "#ifdef" at
>     leat for NetBSD?

The #ifdef is bad code; there should be some other solution to this.

Do you mean that it only allows setuid(geteuid()) for *root* users?  If it
only allows it for non-root users, that isn't going to work very well...

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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