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[leafnode-list] Re: no archive messages

On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 11:05:45PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:

> It cannot be a drop-in, since the hash function for Message-IDs is
> different (making message.id/NNN/ assume a different layout), internal
> file formats change and some filenames of internal book-keeping files
> have also changed.

That all comes under the sort of thing I'd really expect a package to
take care of for the user.  Someone using a Leafnode package via NNTP
shouldn't see any of that.

> At the very least, the downgrade way should be blocked and require a

Debian doesn't support downgrades at all but yes, warning about this is
possibly a good idea.

> purge first (telling users this in the leafnode-2 preinstall that
> they're on a path with no return), and several updating procedures such
> as "texpire -r" (perhaps more, make update or something perhaps -- I'm

There's "fetchnews -f --" to update the active file, as mentioned in the
upgrade notes.

> Which is intentional BTW. No need wasting everybody else's time if I can
> help it. I've done this before with the chmod fiddling for the
> out.going/ files between 1.9.23 and 1.9.33 and it was a pain for the
> users.

Yes, and much appreciated.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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