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[leafnode-list] [Leafnode-announce] Leafnode 1.9.47.rel released (STABLE)

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                 leafnode 1.9.47.rel has been released.

Leafnode 1.9.47 contains a lot of bug and usability fixes.
All users of older leafnode-1.9 series versions should update.

A binary RPM for Linux with glibc 2.2 and i486 or compatible processors
is provided. It also requires a package providing libpcre.so.0 and xinetd.

There are two mailing lists:

1. this very low traffic announcements list (moderated)

2. a moderate traffic user discussion list (free posting to subscribers)

Leafnode 1.9.47 is or will become available in .tar.bz2 format from these sites:

o SourceForge -- this site also carries patches to upgrade


o Dortmund University -- this site also carries .tar.gz tarballs

o IBiblio/MetaLab (will take some days to pick up) -- has FTP sites
    Check the system/news/transport directory

Not all sites carry all files, the .tar.bz2 is available everywhere,
the upgrade patch is available everywhere except IBiblio.

SHA1 checksums:
ba1f243fc5aa8ee9f24e0a82579c0eb29b995869 *leafnode-1.9.47.rel.tar.bz2
8099e57b773bf12ed88ffd5f52eb0cd37bec1246 *leafnode-1.9.47.rel.tar.gz
0f8fb99f66da43eb2f18f594db835a34832edc94 *upgrade-1.9.46-to-1.9.47.diff.gz

MD5 checksums:
4c83fc265f34aa1a42dc90599101b4fe *leafnode-1.9.47.rel.tar.bz2
2199bb46aa6e5015421fb5c7fc7542ad *leafnode-1.9.47.rel.tar.gz
85933d84f500a9a76a96095ca0694c29 *upgrade-1.9.46-to-1.9.47.diff.gz

File sizes:
663534 leafnode-1.9.47.rel.tar.bz2
826366 leafnode-1.9.47.rel.tar.gz
142906 upgrade-1.9.46-to-1.9.47.diff.gz

The .bz2 format is used by the OpenSource bzip2 compressor that is
available from http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/

Below is the NEWS file excerpt, with changes since leafnode-1.9.46.rel.
The full ChangeLog ships with the tarballs and can be viewed at

Have fun,
Matthias Andree, Leafnode maintainer

Note: many of these bugs have been long-standing.
o Fetchnews: Protocol conformance: no longer ignores lines when the XOVER data
  obtained from the upstream server lacks the 8th field, Xref:. RFC-2980
  suggests, but does not mandate this field. Reported by Brian Sammon.
o Fetchnews: XOVER mode did not take maxlines, minlines and maxbytes into
o Fetchnews: XHDR mode did not take minlines and maxlines into account.
o Fetchnews: XHDR mode tried to fetch bogus articles when articles had been
  dropped from the fetchlist because of age or size.
o Fetchnews: XHDR required that Bytes, Date and Lines had been returned in
  exactly the same order as the Message-ID headers and would go out of synch
  if it didn't - but in doubt, would fetch the article. Fixed.
o Leafnode: will detect "list active.times" when trailing garbage (a group
  name) is present. It used to read it as "list active" instead.
o Leafnode: XOVER now works without article number and returns data for
  current article.
o Do not pass uninitialized data to setrlimit() when setting the core file
  size in debugmode.
o Plugged a minor memory leak.
o Avoid crashes in XOVER related functions when the OS cannot determine the
  current working directory.
o Avoid crashes or data corruption in out-of-memory conditions, replacing
  strdup by critstrdup.
o Use $(SHELL) to run ./update.sh when "make update" is typed.

o fetchnews now supports a new -q option that suppresses the "found no server
  with posting permission" warning, to avoid the "cron sends lots of mail"
  bug. Reported by Joey Hess of Debian.
o fetchnews now supports a server-specific "noxover" option to force the
  use of XHDR when a server does not work with XOVER.
o fetchnews will now try to match the "maxcrosspost" parameter against the
  Xref: overview information that, albeit optional, is returned by most
  servers in response to the XOVER command. This can avoid the download of
  some, but not all, excessively crossposted articles.
o The news administrator address, as shown in the placeholder article, is now
  configurable via the new "newsadmin" option. It used to be hardcoded to
  "news@HOSTNAME", where HOSTNAME was replaced by leafnode's hostname.
o Rebuilt with automake 1.8.

o The "port" option description in config.example and leafnode.8 has been
  revised to make clear that it only applies to fetchnews, not the listening
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