Removal of filechan in INN 2.7.0

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Sat Nov 20 12:55:27 UTC 2021

Hi all, and especially users of CURRENT,

I've just removed backends/filechan; it will no longer be present in 
tomorrow's snapshot.
innupgrade will change calls to filechan in newsfeeds to "buffchan -u" 
(unbuffered mode).  If you use filechan in local scripts, you'll have to 
update the calls.

I've also added in the newsfeeds sample file an example of use:

# Example of an exploder feed.  See buffchan(8) for more details.
buffchan!:*:Tx,WGm*:@bindir@/buffchan -f 2

It will generate files named "foo" and "uunet" in <pathoutgoing>, 
containing lines like: <1643 at>
comp.sources.unix <999 at>

The contents of the files are defined with the "W" flag in the newsfeeds 

Julien ÉLIE

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