Re: really stuffed up news system!!!!!!!
comments below, thanks for the help.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 02:41:42AM +0100, Carel Fellinger wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 09:28:48PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> > Now I have really stuffed up my news system. :(
> Haven't we all sometime:)
> > Iniatially my potatoe box had the dialup utilities selected by
> > tasksel all installed. But there seemed to be no news reader.
> > 5. When I noticed that fetchmail was running and that this was part
> > of the leafnode setup i used dselect and removed them.
> Fetchmail's job is to get mail from your IPS to your local machine, it
> has no connection with news, or leafnode. So how did you notice it was
> part of the leafnode setup?
um, er, um .... did I see fetchnews?
> > 6. When things still did not function correctly I removed slrn and
> > slrnpull and reinstalled them (years of M$ conditioning asserting
> > itself there)
> When things don't work it's usely due to some misconfiguration. That is
> something wrong in one of the config files in /etc. But you reinstalled
> them, so they are installed now? No errors there? No pending config's
nothing pending. not a fundi with dselect, but managing
slrn is installed (*)
slrnpull is not installed (-)
leafnode is installed (*)
> or what have you? You know how to use dselect? If so have a look
> and tell us the status of those packages.
> > It wants rnews, and this is nowhere to be found on the machine
> > except in /usr/lib/ , nor can I find it in dselect.
this was after I put leafnode back. I get a hourly email from Cron
Daemon telling me
/bin/sh: rnews: command not found
and another daily email from the same source saying
/usr/lib/news/bin/news.daily: /usr/lib/news/bin/innconfval: No such
touch: /doex3331: Permission denied
chmod: /doex3331: No such file or directory
/usr/lib/news/bin/news.daily: /doex3331: Permission denied
> slrnpull shouldn't need rnews, so what's the deal?
> What program is requesting it?
> > What I first need to do is to ensure that I have everything on board
> > that I should have, and I suppose that means rnews.
> No, I don't think rnews is needed.
> > Running tasksel again merely tells me that I have the latest version
> > of the dialup package installed, so it isn't going to fill in the
> I don't now about tasksel, never used it, but it's possible to get
> a list of all packages a task depends on.
how can i do that?
Write them down, start
> dselect and select them individually. Or use `apt-get install'.
> > blanks. I don't want to remove the dialup package and start again as
> > that would break the email connection.
> No need to do that.
not going to
> groetjes, carel
en baaie dankie vir u help. ian
let us see what glynn says too.
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