Expire errors: history files not updated

Alex Kiernan alexk at demon.net
Mon Apr 29 07:42:32 UTC 2002

Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> writes:

> Konstantin Sorokin <kvs at freedom.nmd.msu.ru> writes:
> > In the expire.log i see messages like this:
> > can't read line /raid/news1/history/historySuccess
> > Expire errors: history files not updated.
> > ...and history file grow bigger and bigger.
> You have a corrupted line in your history file, probably a line that's too
> long.

A too long line should give "line too long ", but doesn't because the
tests are in the wrong order - I'll fix that. I'll also add in code to
report the line number it last saw when it drops out of the expire

Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC

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