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Re: [leafnode-list] "Getting all newsgroups..." takes 2 hours+

[slightly rearranged for better understanding]

Sanjeev "Ghane" Gupta wrote:
> Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> > Jeff Robinson wrote:
> >
> > > 2 when i run fetch -vvv it hangs when it compleat's it's task and you have
> > > to hit enter to end the task
> >
> > You have not read the README file (the TROUBLESHOOTING section). It says:
> >
> > Problem: fetch hangs after writing something like "wrote
> >          /var/spool/news/de/comp/os/linux/misc/.overview"
> > Solution: This is not a problem at all, but fetch's normal behaviour.
> >           After getting all articles and storing them on your disk,
> >           fetch finishes after starting a sub-process which does some
> >           local cleanup in the background. This process is not controlled
> >           by the shell anymore but still writes to the terminal. The shell
> >           does not realize when this process ends and therefore cannot
> >           produce a prompt.
> Put a "Press enter to continue" as the last line of the output?

In my opinion, this does not make much sense since you can start typing
new commands *before* the first line of "wrote .../.overview" messages
appears. IMO, the solution is to call fetch from cron or wait for the
next version (which will not write these messages to stdout anymore).


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