Possible reason for "rnews: cant unspool"?

Paul Marques Mota mota at april.org
Fri Apr 8 14:13:31 UTC 2005

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 02:37:44PM +0200, Felix E. Klee wrote:
> Hm, our news server occasionally generates "rnews: cant unspool"
> messages:
> What may be the reason for those?  I couldn't find anything of interest
> in the other log files, but maybe I didn't look hard enough.

You missed news.notice:

Apr  7 22:32:29 genba rnews: unknown_reply after article 400 loadav
[innwatch:load] 1977 gt 1500

Having nicer errors messages would be nice, though.

> Can I force the news server to unspool messages in "incoming/bad" with
> "rnews -U" or do I have to write a little script for that purpose?
> Rationale: I was able to flawlessly repost the messages, although from a
> different source (I'll try moving them to "incoming" the next time, and
> then calling "rnews -U").

cat /var/spool/news/incoming/bad/*|rnews seems to work.

> Felix E. Klee


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