INN and overview (recovering from crash)

Ilya Etingof ilya at
Fri Feb 18 07:50:52 UTC 2000

It might help.

BTW, I've got a tool that does basically the same as makehistory does when
invoked with -S -I -O switches. My tool either retrieves articles
by history token or scans articles in news spool then parses out
Xref: field from article header then generates new uniover, overview,
and history records.

The tool is rather raw but it worked for me so far.

It's available at

On Wed, 16 Feb 2000, Alexandre CHERIF wrote:

> Hello,
> my overview is apparently broken, when trying to get the list of new message
> for a group, random characters arrive. example, in the subject i got part of
> the Path: of news newsgoup: line :(
> i've done some research to know how to get a fixed overview and after some hours 
> i found this:
> PREFIX/bin/makehistory -S -O -I PREFIX/tmp/list.temp -f temp.history
> and
> sort -t' ' +1 -2 PREFIX/tmp/temp.history | PREFIX/bin/expireindex -a -o -z  
> does anyone kown if this might work to solve my problem ? or have a better solution ?
> and since the makehistory create a new history file (temp.history) must i move it over the old 
> history file ???
> i'm using cnfs and my overview is the old one (directories)
> Regards
> ----
> Alexandre

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