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Re: [leafnode-list] fetchnews: stale lockfile, articles not updated, servers skipped

On Mon, Mar 13, 2000 at 03:55:16PM -0800, kmself@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I've been having trouble getting fetchnews to update news groups lists
> from three servers I use, to update articles from these groups, and
> there appears to be a problem in running fetchnews which leaves a
> lockfile behind though the process itself has terminated.

This usually indicates the occurence of a segfault during a
fetchnews run.

> A typical session might look like:
>     [root@navel:/root]$ fetchnews -vvv 2>&1 | tee fetchnews.log 

If I'm not mistaken I also saw your post in news.software.nntp.
There you additionally called fetchnews with -f. Please apply the
patches I posted in <coak98.7g7.ln@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> and
<s3uga8.ra.ln@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>. To do so safely.

>     ## This is the NNTP server leafnode fetches its news from.
>     ## You need read and post access to it. Mandatory.
>     server = nntp.ix.netcom.com
>     server = forum.linuxworld.com
>     server = news.vmware.com
> /var/spool/news/leaf.node/nnpt.ix.netcom.com is a zero-byte file.

This is the cause, I suppose. Looks like findinlist() doesn't
check for NULL pointers. Remove the file and try again. You may
loose some articles, but it should run fine afterwards. If not,
check back here.


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