Re: really stuffed up news system!!!!!!!
no luck, comments below.
On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 10:36:08PM +0000, Glyn Millington wrote:
> Ian Balchin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 09:28:48PM +0200, inksi wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Now I have really stuffed up my news system. :(
> >> Iniatially my potatoe box had the dialup utilities selected by
> >> tasksel all installed. But there seemed to be no news reader.
> >> 1. I then looked to installing a suitable offline news reader.
> >> 2. I thought that slrn would do the job
> >> 3. I ignored advice to use leafnode and installed slrnpull because
> >> the documentation claimed it was simpler for small installation
> >> 4. Things were not looking good from many aspects so..
> >> 5. When I noticed that fetchmail was running and that this was part
> >> of the leafnode setup i used dselect and removed them.
> >> 6. When things still did not function correctly I removed slrn and
> >> slrnpull and reinstalled them (years of M$ conditioning asserting
> >> itself there)
> >> 7. Now it still does not function correctly and in addition we have
> >> other problems - to whit
> > and then I removed slrnpull and put leafnode back..........
> So you have slrn and leafnode now, yes?
Yes. Also the /var/spool/slrnpull/ directory and subdirectories are
There is still
/etc/cron.daily/slrnpull (not sure what to do here)
and /etc/news/slrnpull.conf which I will delete
and in the /etc/news/slrn.rc I have set the three set_spool_ ..... lines
which I got from the /usr/share/docs/slrn
I also have a .slrnrc file in my ~/ directory
.... but I fear this is not the problem
> | Leafnode
> You had permission problems wth slrnpull. Leafnode puts articles and
> other info into /var/spool/news. The permissions on that directory and
> subdirectories should be _news.news_
> # chown -R news /var/spool/news
> # chgrp -R news /var/spool/news
took a while, but done
> Now check out your /etc/news/leafnode/config file, adjust the two
> mandatory lines at the beginning. All the options are self-explanatory, I
> As root do /usr/sbin/fetchnews -vv That will bring down the list of
> current newsgroups from your server (a 2Mb download, probably)
done. However the info must be somewhere as it only collects any new
groups and is done in a few seconds. In previous attempts there were
long downloads but then as I wrote, the info evaporated and I could
not find it.
> | SLRN
Right. but no groups. Big L, a * for all, and nothing shows.
I look in /var/spool/news but fail to find any news. There
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