INN 2.6.4 util/inndf test 6 gives different result on ppc64le on Fedora

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Tue Feb 16 21:16:24 UTC 2021

Hi Dominik,

> That works without making the patch conditional on ppc64le arch, thanks!

As for the INN 2.6.4 Fedora package, I think you can drop 
inn-2.6.4-pie.patch because it is now enforced by default for the whole 
build.  I've checked in the Fedora build logs, that it is OK:

checking if gcc supports -fPIE... yes
checking if gcc supports -pie for linking... yes

Every program built has that flag, and both rnews and innd have it twice :)

Description of the inn package needs being reviewed:
"INN (InterNetNews) is a complete system for serving Usenet news and/or 
private newsfeeds.  INN includes innd, an NNTP (NetNews Transport 
Protocol) server, and nnrpd, a newsreader that is spawned for each 
client. Both innd and nnrpd vary slightly from the NNTP protocol, but 
not in ways that are easily noticed. Install the inn package if you need 
a complete system for serving and reading Usenet news. You may also need 
to install inn-devel, if you are going to use a separate program which 
interfaces to INN, like newsgate or tin."

=> NNTP means NetNews Transfer Protocol (not Transport)
=> nnrpd is not a newsreader but also a news server that handles 
connections from news readers
=> should it be mentioned that innd and nnrpd vary slightly from the 
NNTP protocol?  it is *very very* slightly :-)
=> "a complete system for serving and reading Usenet news" => for 
posting, injecting, relaying and serving, but not reading AFAIK or I am 
really missing something, or you call pullnews a reading agent :-)

inn-devel package:
I've looked at the installed files.  These two ones for INN Perl modules 
should not be in inn-devel but in inn directly:

Also, maybe clibrary.h and config.h should not be in inn-devel but in inn.

inn package:
A few files ending with ".in" are mentioned in 
/usr/share/doc/inn/samples as installed files; they should be excluded.

Julien ÉLIE

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