broken Xref and strange article/... dirs

Joerg Sommer joerg at
Tue Feb 17 12:46:46 UTC 2004


I am running inn 2.4.0 and on history rebuild I get some errors

makehistory: cannot write overview data "@050100000E6A0000015A0000000000000000@"
makehistory: cannot write overview data "@050100000E5C00002B520000000000000000@"
makehistory: cannot write overview data "@050100000E5C00002B670000000000000000@"
makehistory: cannot write overview data "@050100000E5C00002B6F0000000000000000@"

The Xref-Line of these articles look somewhat strange

$ /usr/lib/news/bin/sm "@050100000E65000002290000000000000000@" | sed '/^$/q'
From: sascha_christian_finke at (Raistlin)
Newsgroups: de.sci.informatik.misc
Subject: Dynamische Programmierung
Date: 27 Apr 2003 07:32:11 -0700
Lines: 17
Message-ID: <b64f5004.0304270632.3a3aed6b at>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Trace: 1051453932 25532 (27 Apr 2003 14:32:12 GMT)
X-Complaints-To: groups-abuse at
NNTP-Posting-Date: 27 Apr 2003 14:32:12 GMT
Xref: 0x4057520e:553

and I found diretories in /var/spool/news/articles which have these names

$ ls -d 0x*
0x4056c010  0x4056c1ca  0x40573412  0x40573c68  0x40574106  0x4057524f
0x4056c082  0x4056c1e3  0x40573719  0x40573ce0  0x40574156  0x40577525
0x4056c0b0  0x4056c200  0x4057381a  0x40573cf5  0x40574197
0x4056c0e4  0x4056c218  0x405738aa  0x40574067  0x40574496
0x4056c167  0x4056e2aa  0x40573bf4  0x405740b0  0x4057520e

all articles stored there

$ grep Message-ID 0x4057520e/553
Message-ID: <b64f5004.0304270632.3a3aed6b at>

Is this a known bug? Is there a script with would correct the article
and store it at the correct place? Which caused this bug?

Here some parts of my inn.conf. If you are interessted in more, tell me
in what.

ovmethod:               tradindexed
storeonxref:            true
useoverchan:            false
wireformat:             false
xrefslave:              false

Bye, Joerg.

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