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[leafnode-list] Re: Should touch_newsgroup touch the first or last article in the group?

On 2006-05-12, Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@xxxxxx> wrote:

>> I think you're saying the following.
>> 1. When slrn (in my case) polls the leafnode server to see if leafnode
>> has new articles in the groups that are subscribed in slrn and
>> leafnode responds with "no new articles" in alt.foo.bar, for example,
>> that polling is sufficient to "touch" the group so that it remains
>> listed in '/var/spool/news/interesting.groups/' even if texpire has
>> emptied out '/var/spool/news/alt/foo/bar/'.
> For sufficiently recent leafnode versions, yes. Check the latest NEWS
> file of the respective leafnode-1.11 or leafnode-2 beta versions to see
> when the last fix went in.

Is this the relevant bugfix?

-> * 1.10.8, 2005-01-21
-> ### BUGFIX
-> - Keep interesting groups interesting on LIST ACTIVE and GROUP even if
->   they have no articles.  Reported by Brian Sammon.

(I'm running the Debian leafnode 1.11.4-1 package.)

>> 2. As long I run slrn slightly more often than the expiry cycle of a
>>group in leafnode, leafnode will still consider the group "interesting"
>>even if the group gets a new article even less frequently than its
>>expiry cycle.
>> Correct?
> Yes, that's correct.


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