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Re: [leafnode-list] newby fetchnews problem

On Fri, 12 May 2000, Cornelius Krasel wrote:

> > I've installed Leafnode but when I run fetchnews (for the first time) it seems
> > to run briefly then exits without any kind of message and without doing
> > anything.
> First of all, you should check that the directory
> /var/spool/news/leaf.node/ exists and is writeable for the user news.

Yes, it exists with owner/group 'news' and is read/writeable by news. My
second post, which probably wizzed by this one from you in transit, lists the
permissions of various directories and files.

> Second, after the first run of "fetchnews" you should find in this
> directory a file named "groupinfo" containing all newsgroups on your
> upstream server.

This is where it all falls apart - when I run fetchnews it hesitates for a
moment then just exits with no output (either to screen or disk).

Thanks for your help...


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