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[leafnode-list] Re: Empty groupinfo file
On Thu, 07 Aug 2008 12:48:20 -0400 "Jesse F. Hughes"
> 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
That's my impression. Possibly a bug in that version of Leafnode? (I now
use Leadnode 2).
> Anyway, thanks much.
Glad to be of use :))
> 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.
By default the active list is re-created every 90 days; if you only have
one upstream server configured, and that one has noactive set, then you
end up with no active groups.
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