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[leafnode-list] Re: Empty groupinfo file

Whiskers <catwheezel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Thu, 07 Aug 2008 11:31:16 -0400 "Jesse F. Hughes"
> <jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>   wrote:
>> Whiskers <catwheezel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > Have you got 
>> >
>> >        noactive = 1
>> >
>> > in your configuration for that server?
>> D'oh!
>> But I was using "fetchnews -f".  Shouldn't that override the noactive
>> line in the config file?
> I don't think so.

Oh.  Then the comments in my config file are mistaken.  Here's what it

## Disable the updating of the active file unless specifically requested
## in order to minimise network usage as much as possible.  The active
## file can be updated manually with the "-f" option to fetchnews.
# server = even.slower.example.com
# noactive = 1

>> Also, I changed the noactive to 0.  Here's the resulting output.
> [...]
>> As you can see, I still have 
>>   news.rcn.com: not attempting to update newsgroups list
>> in the output.  
>> What am I missing?  Thanks again.
> Try removing the 'noactive' line entirely.  'noread' will also prevent the 
> active list from being updated - but as you seem to be trying to read from 
> that server, I guessed that you didn't have that line ... 

Removing the noactive line seems to do it.  I had just assumed that
noactive was a Boolean and that if setting it to 1 turns it on, then
setting it to 0 should turn it off.  Apparently I was wrong.  Maybe
leafnode just checks to see if noactive is defined, regardless of its

Anyway, thanks much.  I guess that some simple screwup had killed my
active list (or groupinfo?) and that the noactive line prevented the
regeneration of the list.  Something like that.

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my predecessors are people like Gauss, Euler, Newton, Archimedes and
others who you are spitting upon as you do it to me by trying to keep
their discipline trashed as it is now." -- James S. Harris
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