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[leafnode-list] leafnode: news readers report that there are no groups

Package: leafnode
Version: 1.9.15-3
Severity: normal

After installing leafnews and running fetchnews once, my news reader (tin -r 
localhost) reports that there are no groups. nn exits immediately, which I 
interpert to the same effect.
Since I do not know where the problem is I am not sure but I do think my 
/var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo is O.K:

[16:07:35 /tmp]$ wc /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo 
  41017  205085 1238082 /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo
[16:07:48 /tmp]$ head /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo 
1.aardvark 1 1 0 -x-
12hr 1 1 0 -x-
3b 1 1 0 -x-
3b.config 1 1 0 -x-
3b.misc 1 1 0 -x-
3b.tech 1 1 0 -x-
3b.test 1 1 0 -x-
3do.bad-attitude 1 1 0 -x-
43 1 1 0 -x-
5col.announce 1 1 0 -x-
[16:07:55 /tmp]$ 

The only thing I can say about it is that it took me far less then 60 minutes 
to download.

Can it be that the lack of groups files that the man page mentions is the 
cause of the problem?

[16:07:55 /tmp]$ ls /var/spool/news/
active.read      interesting.groups  message.id
failed.postings  leaf.node           out.going
[16:10:41 /tmp]$ 

- -- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux rakefet 2.2.17 #1 Fri Jun 30 15:35:31 IDT 2000 i586 

Versions of the packages leafnode depends on:
ii  debconf        0.3.64         Debian configuration management system
ii  libc6          2.1.3-10       GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libpcre2       2.08-1         Philip Hazel's Perl Compatible Regular Expre
ii  logrotate      3.2-11         Log rotation utility
ii  netbase        4.01           Basic TCP/IP networking system
ii  tcpd           7.6-5          Wietse Venema's TCP wrapper utilities

- --- Begin /etc/news/leafnode/debian-config (modified conffile)

- --- End /etc/news/leafnode/debian-config

- --- Begin /etc/cron.daily/leafnode (modified conffile)
cd /
if [ -x /usr/sbin/texpire ]; then
   su news -c "/usr/sbin/texpire"
if [ -x /usr/bin/touch_newsgroup -a -f /etc/news/leafnode/touch_groups ]; then
   if /usr/bin/perl -MNet::NNTP < /dev/null 2>/dev/null ; then
      su news -c "/usr/bin/touch_newsgroup -f /etc/news/leafnode/touch_groups"
      cat << EOF
      You have requested that touch_newsgroup be run to mark the groups 
      listed in /etc/news/leafnode/touch_groups as read.  This requires
      that both perl and the Net::NNTP module (part of libnet-perl) are
      avalible, which does not appear to be the case:
      /usr/bin/perl -MNet::NNTP < /dev/null
if [ "" != "`ls /var/spool/news/failed.postings/`" ]; then
   mv /var/spool/news/failed.postings/* /var/spool/news/out.going
if [ "$NETWORK" != "PPP" -a -x /usr/sbin/fetchnews ]; then
   su news -c "/usr/sbin/fetchnews"

- --- End /etc/cron.daily/leafnode

	--  Shaul Karl <shaulk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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