makehistory / architecture change

Paul Walker paul at
Wed Oct 11 23:05:13 UTC 2006

On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 03:26:50PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

>     WARNING: If youre trying to rebuild the overview database, be sure to
>     stop innd(8) and delete or zero out the existing database before you
>     start for the best results.  An overview rebuild should not be done
>     while the server is running.  Unless the existing overview is deleted,
>     you may end up with problems like out-of-order overview entries,
>     excessively large overview buffers, and the like.

The server was stopped, but you're right - I had forgotten to move overview
out of the way. Doing that, and a little dance with groups.index, seems to
have enabled makehistory and friends to complete.

User error strikes again. Sorry...


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