inn 2.3.2 and up weirdness

Russ Allbery rra at
Fri Sep 13 17:53:03 UTC 2002

Robert Banz <banz at> writes:

> I'm having trouble with INN's overview stuff -- The system is running
> RedHat 7.2, and have tested with various versions of inn, including
> 2.3.2, 2.3.3, and both recent current & stable snapshots.  I've even
> tried all three overview storage methods.

> Running inn (or in some cases, overchan when rebuilding history) ellicit
> a stack trace similar to the one below.  It seems that the value for
> loc.recno is "insane", and indexing way outside of the GROUPentries
> array:

The most common cause of this problem in my experience is using an
overview database written by an version of INN configured for different
large file support than the one that's trying to read.  (Written by an INN
without large file support and read by one with, or vice versa.)

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