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Bug#709639: backup: root entry needed in /etc/aliases

Package: amanda-common
Version: 1:2.6.1p2-3
Severity: normal

I recently discovered by accident that amanda has been sending emails
complaining of a minor problem. Unfortunately, since amanda runs as user
backup, it sends them to the user backup. Currently, if you never log onto the
user backup long enough to have the shell check for mail, or otherwise check
/var/mail, you never learn of those emails.

Proposed solution: add an entry "backup: root" to /etc/aliases and run
newaliases at installation time (assuming both are present).

I see this in Squeeze (amanda 1:2.6.1p2-3), but I believe it also applies to
Wheezy (1:3.3.1-4)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.7
  APT prefers oldstable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages amanda-common depends on:
ii  adduser            3.112+nmu2            add and remove users and groups
ii  bsd-mailx [mailx]  8.1.2-0.20100314cvs-1 simple mail user agent
ii  debconf [debconf-2              Debian configuration management sy
ii  heirloom-mailx [ma 12.4-2                feature-rich BSD mail(1)
ii  libc6              2.11.3-4              Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0       2.24.2-1              The GLib library of C routines
ii  libncurses5        5.7+20100313-5        shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libreadline6       6.1-3                 GNU readline and history libraries
ii  perl [perl5]       5.10.1-17squeeze6     Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  tar                1.23-3                GNU version of the tar archiving u
ii  update-inetd       4.38+nmu1+squeeze1    inetd configuration file updater
ii  xinetd [inet-super 1:2.3.14-7            replacement for inetd with many en

amanda-common recommends no packages.

Versions of packages amanda-common suggests:
ii  amanda-client                1:2.6.1p2-3 Advanced Maryland Automatic Networ

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/amandahosts [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/amandahosts'
/etc/xinetd.d/amanda changed [not included]

-- debconf information excluded

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