Checkgroups msg not stored in control.checkgroups group

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Mar 23 23:05:57 UTC 2002

toon <toon at> writes:
> On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 02:43:02PM -0500, Jeffrey M. Vinocur wrote:

>> Examine storeonxref in the inn.conf manpage.

> But this option will have the unwanted side effect that
> an article is stored as many times as it is cross posted, no?

Nope, it's still only stored once.  I'm pretty sure storeonxref is what
you want; this is exactly the problem that it was meant to solve.

> During my investigations I found some other option (didn't try it yet).
> In the newsfeeds manpage the W flag offers the following item:

>         G    Where the article is stored; if cross-
>              posted, then the first of the groups this
>              site gets (the differnece from ``g'' is
>              that cmsg belongs to ``control.cmsg'')

> Would this do the right thing for me?

This doesn't affect how articles are stored, just what information about
the article is sent to a file or channel feed.

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