Bad date header => weird inews error message

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun Dec 19 22:16:30 UTC 2004

Felix E Klee <felix.klee at> writes:

> when I post the attached message with "inews -h <message_file>", I get
> the following error message:

> inews: cannot send article to server: 441 Can't parse "Date" header: \
> No such file or directory
> inews: article not posted

The "No such file or directory" bit was a bug in the error reporting in
inews.  This has now been fixed in CVS.

> * Why does inews need to parse the date header?  I.e. why doesn't it
>   just put the message on the news server as is (after adding a path
>   and some other headers)?

The error message *was* from the news server, and yes, inews doesn't parse
the date.

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