Bug ID 722991: File "dead.letter" may show up in /root directory

Last Modified: Feb 15, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Fixed In:
14.1.0

Opened: Jun 04, 2018
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

In /root directory, there is a file named "dead.letter" with /etc/cron.daily/cleanup_sync_files: ls: cannot access /config/filestore/sync_file_request_d: No such file or directory

Impact

The file /root/dead.letter grows daily by 5 lines regarding missing sync_file_request_d directory.

Conditions

If your device does not use LocalDB feature or there is no local user created.

Workaround

Having MAILTO="" in /etc/crontab will stop this from happening.

Fix Information

The "dead.letter" will not be generated anymore.

Behavior Change