Checkgroups msg not stored in control.checkgroups group

toon at vdpas.hobby.nl toon at vdpas.hobby.nl
Sat Mar 23 15:32:01 UTC 2002


Hi,

I have a problem with the processing of control msgs.
Last thursday I received the monthly checkgroups control
message for the nl.* hierarchy. It did not get processed
automatically due to a pgp-related problem.

When I started investigating the problem I couldn't find
the message in the control.checkgroups spool directory.
But through my newsreader I'm able to read it.
Here's the directory listing of the spool directory:

	$ cd /var/spool/news/articles/control/checkgroups/
	$ ls -l
	total 173
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         3913 Oct  3 21:26 61
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         2177 Oct 21 20:31 62
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         4002 Nov  1 08:06 63
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         3953 Nov  8 18:25 64
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         1966 Nov 10 16:17 65
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         7872 Nov 21 21:18 67
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news        23657 Dec  1 09:39 68
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         3982 Dec  5 16:19 69
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news        23747 Dec 12 00:30 70
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         1768 Jan 15 18:38 71
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news        23995 Jan 16 18:14 72
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news        23981 Feb  8 21:24 73
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news        24212 Feb 19 21:33 74
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         2527 Feb 23 19:35 75
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         5805 Feb 25 09:46 76
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         1398 Mar  1 18:34 77
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         1581 Mar  1 18:34 78
	-rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         3926 Mar  5 18:10 79

The headers of the checkgroups message (retrieved through
the news reader) say the following:

	Newsgroups: nl.newsgroups
	Xref: vdpas.hobby.nl control.checkgroups:80

This is funny. The Xref says that it should be stored in file nr 80...
Now the fact is that I have the nl.* hierarchy stored in a cycbuff,
while the control.* hierarchy is stored in stradspool.
But I would expect the control messages to always be stored in
the applicable control.* groups if they are available.
Am I wrong here?

My storage.conf file looks like this:

	method cnfs {
		newsgroups: alt.*,nl.*
		class: 1
		options: JUNKGRPS
	}

	method tradspool {
		newsgroups: *
		class: 2
	}

I'm running inn-STABLE-20010525 on this system, configured with OVDB.
It's running fine, apart from this little detail.

Regards,
Toon.
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