Numerical argument out of domain

Sameh Ghane sw at anthologeek.net
Thu Feb 1 12:02:11 UTC 2001


Moin,

After a reboot to use a kernel with a bigger data segment size per process,
allowing expire to end (hopefully), but no other problem, my reader doesn't
start anymore:

FreeBSD 4.2-STABLE #2 / INN 2.3.1 20001121 / trash+timecaf+CNFS-tradindex

Feb  1 12:41:24 spartacus innd: SERVER cant dbzinit /usr/local/news/db/history
Numerical argument out of domain

I found only one reference of this problem, Katsuhiro answered to "touch
history; makedbz -i". It's in japanese, but I assume there was no previous
history. In my case, here's what I have in /usr/local/news/db:

-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news          29 Jan 31 11:42 .news.daily
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news     2154614 Feb  1 12:12 active
-rw-r--r--  1 news  news     2128185 Nov  2 16:41 active.backup
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news     2154581 Feb  1 12:05 active.old
-rw-r--r--  1 news  news      132939 Feb  1 12:05 active.times
-rwxr-xr-x  1 news  news         106 Aug 18 20:09 generate_active.pl
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news  4079926846 Feb  1 12:12 history
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news         111 Feb  1 12:12 history.dir
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news   503379108 Feb  1 12:12 history.hash
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news   671172144 Feb  1 12:12 history.index
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news      941974 Feb  1 10:22 newsgroups
-rw-rw-r--  1 news  news         234 Jan 30 19:35 userlist

So do I have to delete this HUGE history file and recreate it (please say "NO!")
? And what does this error mean ? It looks like a standard error message from
libc, but not that helpful:

     33 EDOM Numerical argument out of domain. A numerical input argument was
             outside the defined domain of the mathematical function.

Any idea ?


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