running openSuSE 11.1, we’re getting strange error mails from cron. The automatic update cron job sends an empty mail with a strange attachment called “attachment.pcx”. As it turns out, this isn’t an image, but rather the output of the YOU/zypper command:
running weekly cronjob scripts SCRIPT: opensuse.org-online_update exited with RETURNCODE = 103. SCRIPT: output (stdout && stderr) follows The following packages are going to be upgraded: libqdialogsolver1 libzypp python-satsolver satsolver-tools yast2-pkg-bindings yast2-qt-pkg zypper The following NEW patch is going to be installed: softwaremgmt e[2K Continue? [YES/no]: yes Warning: One of installed patches affects the package manager itself. Run this command once more to install any other needed patches. SCRIPT: opensuse.org-online_update ------- END OF OUTPUT
The only idea I have is that the strange character before 2K is causing postfix to quarantine the text into an attachment, wildly guessing it as being a PCX image…
Other ideas or solutions on how to avoid this…?