expire: line too long

Alexander Bartolich alexander.bartolich at gmx.at
Fri Aug 15 19:33:36 UTC 2008


Hello everybody.

Yesterday INN just exited out of nowhere.
Today I have the feeling that the overview database is damaged since old postings appear as new.

# more expire.log
expireover start Fri Aug 15 03:00:52 CEST 2008: ( -z/var/log/news/expire.rm)
expireover end Fri Aug 15 04:07:10 CEST 2008
expire begin Fri Aug 15 04:07:40 CEST 2008: (-v3)
     expire: line too long /var/lib/news/history:586
     Article lines processed    94993
     Articles retained          94353
     Entries expired              640
expire end Fri Aug 15 04:07:51 CEST 2008
         all done Fri Aug 15 04:07:51 CEST 2008

A look at the history file with "nl -ba /var/lib/news/history" indeed shows that line 1107 is broken.

   1105  [36E4C17068EA91118EBB3A50D7BDD4AE]      1218726051~-~1218725135 @0302414C54320000000000FE16EF00000001@
   1106  [8EA9B9694535F27DF09D9B537FF5D912]      1218726051~-~1218725167 @030342494733000000000050248A00000001@
   1107  [1D7645EAFCB8FE0EC21AAE5F4AF165C4]      1218726051~1220021175~1218725175        @030342494733000000000050249100000001@
   1108  [1DC125C635D75A099739AE56549F2FC1]      1218726051~-~1218725197 @030445553100000000000013A80600000002@
   1109  [DF89C57F0DC736A4426C814055B99F43]      1218726051~-~1218725394 @0302414C54320000000000FE16F300000001@

Is there a way to recover from this without rebuilding the overview?

Ciao

     Alexander.


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