makehistory silent failure in INN 2.3.3 on OpenBSD

Paul Coen pcoen at
Sat May 18 13:34:08 UTC 2002

I'm really dead in the water here -- literally.

After moving to OpenBSD 3.0 and INN 2.3.3, I'm trying to generate a new 
history file and overview data (tradindexed). INN will start, but 
makehistory just exits silently -- no errors, nothing. File permissions
seem OK, and inncheck doesn't turn up anything obvious. (I did try running 
it as root as well). innconfval is producing the correct paths to the
spool, etc.

I also tried running makehistory without creating the overview data -- same

I took a look at the process quotas set in login.conf and bumped them up a bit:

         :path=/usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/local/bin:\

But so far, no change. The system (Compaq Prolaint ML370) has 640 megabytes 
of RAM (570 or so free) and a gigabyte of swap space. The current history 
file is empty -- makedbz did seem to work. to create the database files.

It does look like it's using mmap with msync based on the configure 
feedback, if that makes any difference.

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