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[leafnode-list] Re: fetchnews continuously grabbing active



On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:49:31 +0200 "Matthias Andree"
<matthias.andree@xxxxxx>   wrote:
> Whiskers <catwheezel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 04:30:26 -0400 "James Cloos"
> > <cloos+leafnode@xxxxxxxxxxx>   wrote:
[...]

> > I had something similar happen once with Leafnode 1 - I decided
> > eventually that for some reason the remote server had failed to
> > provide an acceptable groups list and so fetchnews was trying to
> > correct that.  I disabled that feature for a while and then manually
> > ran fetchnews -f for that server only which resolved the problem.  I
> > never did work out exactly what had gone wrong.
> 
> Well, fetchnews is supposed to log the reasons why something fails,
> particularly if refusing the largish active file.

It didn't tell my /why/ the active list wasn't being received, only that it 
wasn't.  That's what I meant by 'what had gone wrong'.

> > I'd be tempted to try deleting the last: file concerned and creating a
> > new one (using touch) with today's date, just to see what that did ...
> 
> Of course you can cheat (touch should suffice, fetchnews only looks at
> the mtime of this file, the time when the content was last modified,
> which is what touch changes), if you can live with an older active file.

That sort of easy 'cheating' is one of the things I like about Leafnode.

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