2.4.1 install

Wilson, Sue LCC Sue.Wilson at lcc01.usace.army.mil
Mon Apr 19 20:49:27 UTC 2004

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last item

the names of my news groups on the old system which=20
inn-2.1 are in the format

expire.ctl reports=20
error at line 104 for example for any names with an underscore in it.

Are underscores illegal characters at in the 2.4 versions

At last rebuild ... I could connect=20
I could see the news groups in the subscribe list but when I selected =
one I
did not get a number of how many articles it found, and when I clicked =
bring in the list not articles (I guess Headers) appeared to select one =

Sue Wilson
Portland, OR
503 808 4965

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey M. Vinocur [mailto:jeff at puck.litech.org] On Behalf Of =
M. Vinocur
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 7:00 PM
To: Wilson, Sue LCC
Cc: inn-workers at isc.org
Subject: RE: 2.4.1 install

On Wed, 14 Apr 2004, Wilson, Sue LCC wrote:

> I got everything from our old server that was under=20
> /spool/articles/usace/
>   all the news from our local groups.
> I edited these directories to=3D20
> 1) eliminate ones with no news in them and=3D20
> 2) to change some of the names from the format ... usace.xxxx_zzzz  to =

> usace.xxxx-zzzz=3D20 I also changed the active, expire.ctl to match

That's not going to be enough, because the newsgroup names are stored in =
articles themselves.

There's a bit of Perl in the INN 2.x FAQ for renaming newsgroups, you =
look there.

> As the news user I ran=3D20
> makehistory -b -f history.n -O -l 30000 -I=3D20

On a side note, I don't suppose you can configure your mail client not =
use Quoted Printable?  It comes through pretty oddly, and I was about=20
to ask you why you were using an argument to the -I flag.

> I tried reading the news=3D20
> NADA ....=3D20

What does "nada" mean exactly?  You can't connect?  You can connect, but =

see no groups?  Or the groups have no headers?  Or you can see the =
but not the articles themselves?

Suggest you read http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html=20
when you have a moment.

>    expire.ctl did not like the format from the old server that I  =3D
> changed,
> the xxxx_zzz format

The above does not make sense to me.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at litech.org

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