newsgroup names changes

tom tblader at
Thu Dec 13 15:13:29 UTC 2001

We use INN at our company for storing recieved emails about different projects. 

We have just installed a faster server and are in the process of porting our
existing news articles from the old server to the new one.

The problem is, the newsgroup naming standard was changed about a year ago,
and all the existing articles were just dumped under the changed newsgroup name.

Now, there are old articles filed under newsgroups that do not have matching
"Xref" or "Newsgroup" fields in the message header for the newsgroup it is
filed under. (we were using an older version of innd before)

What appears to be happening (with the 2.3.2 version of innd) is articles that
don't have a matching xref (and possibly newsgroup name) are ignored by 
makehistory -O -F when rebuilding the overview.

Does anyone have some info (or URL) on how to remedy this?

Thank you for your time.

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