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Re: [leafnode-list] 1.9.11: article numbers (for some groups) have been reset to 2. Help!

On Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 11:56:37AM +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> To access Usenet, I am running Leafnode-1.9.11 and tin-1.4.0 on a Linux
> system. I don't run texpire 

> (i) It reported "Getting all newsgroups from <servername>", and took some
> time downloading the list of newsgroups. Presumably this was triggered by
> the "timeout_active = 90" setting in the config file;

Yes, and this triggered a well known bug in 1.9.11. Please

> tin doesn't mark these articles as unread, which is inconvenient.

This is strange but tin-1.4.0 has some other bugs as well. Try

> QUESTIONS: What is going to happen when the increasing article numbers
> (43, 44, 45, ....) collide with existing articles? In one group, the
> lowest article number is around 150 :-(

Nothing. Fetchnews will then start to save them with article
numbers beyond your original high water mark.

> Is there some quick fix I can do to set the current article number back
> to what it should be?

Run texpire. If you do not want to delete anything set expire to
some astronomical value.


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