INN2 Not Launching Properly

Jeffrey Rolland jrolland at
Wed Jan 6 20:23:41 UTC 2016


Thanks so much for replying!

Any advice as to how I get INN to come back online? I swapped back the
old active and newsgroup files (while INN was stopped), but it appears
not to have helped.

Jeffrey Rolland
<jrolland at

"They call me [**DOCTOR**] [ROLLAND]!!"
 - Det. Virgil Tibbs, _In the Heat of the Night_ (1967)

Version: 3.1
GM d-- s:+ a+ C++>$ UL+>$ P L+++>$ !E W+++>$ N++ o? K? w--- !O M++>$ !V
PS++ PE- Y+ PGP+++ t+++ 5? X+ R+(++) tv+ b DI+++ !D G e++++ h+ r y++

On Wed, 2016-01-06 at 20:01 +0100, Julien ÉLIE wrote:
> Hi Jeffrey,
> > I downloaded
> > the active and newsgroups lists from
> > CONFIG/, gunzipped them, grepped out the "binary" and "binaries"
> > newsgroups, copied them into /var/lib/news, stopped inn and restarted
> > it, and couldn't log into my newsserver with Pan.
> I think the problem comes from the fact you did not stop INN before 
> playing with its active list.
> Usually, the actsync program is used to keep the active file in sync 
> with; have a look at:
> > So, I stopped INN, and I got the funny error message
> > pub/usenet/CONFIG/Stopping innd: ctlinnd: no file; did server
> > die?
> > ctlinnd: cannot send "shutdown" command (sendto failure): No such file
> > or directory
> Does the contents of the active file look OK?
> (Lines of newsgroup names followed with numbers?)
> > Could this be a
> > result of a mismatch between my active and newsgroups file.
> No; it would not give any error like this.

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