Possible Solaris 8/INN-2.3.2 Problem

Alex Kiernan alexk at demon.net
Tue May 29 12:11:26 UTC 2001

Timothy Demarest <demarest at arraycomm.com> writes:

> >>>>> "Alex" == Alex Kiernan <alexk at demon.net>
> >>>>> wrote the following on 25 May 2001 09:57:48 +0100


> Exactly! There seems to be problems with lightweight processes and the
> mutex locking. I have inn totally disabled right now, so I wasn't able to
> get the exact output per James' request. In fact, I can't even run
> makehistory now to recereate the ovdb and history files.

Kill everything owned by news, then run rc.news, which should start
database recovery.

What I found several times though was once it got itself into that
state the log recovery stuff just barfed & gave up :-(

> I even tried recompiling everything under Solaris 2.5.1, but that hasn't
> helped. If there doesn't seem to be a fix for 2.3.2, I'll probably go back
> to 2.3.0 which works on my Solaris 8 box. In this case, what do I need to
> do to recreated my ovdb and history files from the articles that are in my
> spool? The history* and ovdb files currently are probably damaged pretty
> badly - what ovdb files can I delete before recreting them?

Same version of Berkeley DB or different?

Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC

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