Articles stuck in /var/spool/news/incoming

Nigel Telles ntelles at metrohm.co.uk
Fri Dec 19 15:06:53 UTC 2003


Nigel Telles <ntelles at metrohm.co.uk> writes:

> 	on checking the news spool for these articles none were found.
> 	on Further investigation I happen to notice that these articles
are 
> stuck in /var/spool/news/incoming. On checking some of these they are 
> the missing ones.

> 	My question is as to why they are stuck here and what do I need
to do 
> get them to move to there appropriate spooled articled folders

Run rnews -U as the news user.  You probably want to run that hourly
from cron.

Nigel: Sorry when I tried this again Later I noticed in news.err

Dec 19 10:46:40 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1deffRUTO9s Permission
denied
Dec 19 10:46:40 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e5786dxlhT Permission
denied
Dec 19 10:46:40 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e63bPqkBZa Permission
denied
Dec 19 10:46:40 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e664UXAEB2 Permission
denied
Dec 19 10:46:40 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e6c5lyf57Z Permission
denied
Dec 19 14:31:41 metrohm innd: SERVER perl filter not defined
Dec 19 14:46:09 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1deffRUTO9s Permission
denied
Dec 19 14:46:09 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e5786dxlhT Permission
denied
Dec 19 14:46:09 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e63bPqkBZa Permission
denied
Dec 19 14:46:09 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e664UXAEB2 Permission
denied
Dec 19 14:46:09 metrohm rnews: cant remove 3fe1e6c5lyf57Z Permission
denied

I have not changed any Permissions and have checked permissions on
var/spool/news and where theses files are in 
/var/spool/news/incoming perhaps missing the obvious but I do not
understand the Permission denied error.

Nigel. 
  
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