INN commit: trunk/doc (FAQ)
rra at isc.org
Sat Jun 29 21:49:02 UTC 2013
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013 @ 14:49:01
Add tips for running INN on Mac OS X from Richard Tobin
>From <kqmc6u$30ne$1 at macpro.inf.ed.ac.uk> in news.software.nntp.
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--- FAQ 2013-06-25 17:40:59 UTC (rev 9497)
+++ FAQ 2013-06-29 21:49:01 UTC (rev 9498)
@@ -75,6 +75,7 @@
5.2. Using raw devices on Solaris destroys the partition table
5.3. Will INN run on Windows?
5.4. Why aren't INN's files where the documentation says they are?
+ 5.5. Running INN on Mac OS X
6. How Do I...
6.1. Set up a server with no external feeds, just local groups
@@ -1039,6 +1040,40 @@
+Subject: 5.5. Running INN on Mac OS X
+Richard Tobin provided the following advice in news.software.nntp on
+2013-06-29 based on experience with running INN on Snow Leopard:
+ Mac OS X, at least through the GUI, won't let you create a group with
+ the same name as a user. So you can't use "news" for both.
+ The Perl module GD isn't installed by default. GPG is not installed
+ by default.
+ You probably want to turn off Spotlight for the news spool directory.
+ Configure didn't get the Perl compile flags right. PERL_CPPFLAGS had
+ "-arch x86_64 -arch i386 -arch ppc", but on this x86_64 machine the
+ files for the other architectures don't seem to be installed. I
+ edited Makefile.global by hand to remove them.
+ I needed to tell the application firewall to allow innd to accept
+ incoming connections. (A window pops up to ask you, but this doesn't
+ help when you're connected by ssh!)
+ When I ran rc.news form a terminal window, it stopped working when I
+ logged out. This is because of MacOS's convoluted and undocumented
+ way of doing DNS lookups. Using "nohup" fixed it -- not because of
+ anything to do with SIGHUP, but because nohup calls an undocumented
+ function related to "vprocmgr". Running from launchd shouldn't have
+ this problem, and it appears to be fixed in Mountain Lion.
+The Perl flags come from the Perl configuration, so this problem may be
+fixed with newer builds of Mac OS X.
Subject: 6. How Do I...
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