inews/rnews trouble

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Mon May 24 17:54:46 UTC 2004

On Mon, 24 May 2004, B Hansson wrote:

> rnews: /usr/local/news/etc/inn.conf:20: parse error: saw string, 
> expecting semicolon or newline
> That is for INN 2.4.1 when copied over the one for 2.3.5

Sounds like your inn.conf has a problem.  Can you give us lines 18-22 or 

If you didn't install with `make update`, you'll want to use the 
innupgrade script to update your inn.conf.

> When I use the original 2.3.5 rnews I get this:
> rnews: cant read after 0 Bad file descriptor

Not sure what this is, but let's just get your current version working.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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