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Re: [leafnode-list] texpire isn't working

OK Matthias.  You were doing so well at reading English that I didn't realize 
that you weren't fluent.

Second question first: the options in /etc/fstab/ for the ReiserFS partitions 
	reiserfs notail 1 2

These are the distro's default settings.  I had no particular reason to 
choose ReiserFS except that it was available, and the general opinion seemed 
to be that it was a Good Thing.  I don't really understand it.

As regards the first point:

I have Leafnode 1.9.20.rc6 running under Mandrake Linux 8.1.  When I raised 
this earlier I was running a CyrixInstead 6x86.  That system regularly did 
strange things.  I now have a Pentium II at 233 MHz with no change in this 
particular behaviour.

My /etc/leafnode/config is perfectly standard.  Apart from setting the 
upstream servername,  the only change I have made is to turn on delaybody.

I have not set any groupexpire times.

My newsreader is Knode with default settings.  These are to keep read 
articles 10 days and to keep unread articles 15 days.  As an experiment, I 
turned off "Expire old articles automatically" with no effect on this 
problem.  (KNode help doesn't mention this setting.  The default is ON.)

If I read (that's pronounced "reed") a newly downloaded article with Knode,  
it is available only until I exit Knode.  Next time I look, it no longer 
exists, and the article number has been deleted from the relevant list in 

This does not seem to be a problem involving texpire, which I can run 
manually quite OK.  I am not sure whether it was there before I used 
ReiserFS.  I was having other problems with Leafnode then, which have all 
gone away.  I just thought that the new factor might be responsible.

I suppose that to pin it down, I should at least try another newsreader, but 
i would prefer a GUI for normal use.

I also need to generate some debug logs.



On Sunday 24 March 2002 10:18 am, you wrote:
> Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > I am having the opposite problem - that articles are removed from
> > /var/spool/news when the Knode session in which they were read is closed
> > at the latest.
> I thought about that, but I'm not quite getting the meaning out (I'm not
> a native speaker, and this is too terse for me, I don't know what "at
> the latest" refers to). Can you paraphrase/elaborate this, please? Is a
> texpire run involved? Does the debug log give any hints as to the expire
> and groupexpire times? Did you set any groupexpire times in your config
> file?
> > I also am using the Resiser FS now.  I am running Mandrake 81 with
> > Kernel 2.4.8.  I am currently using Leafnode version1.9.20.rc6.
> Is the partition that holds your news spool mounted with the "noatime"
> option?

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