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[leafnode-list] Re: Installation/configuration problems, help please
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 01:57:20PM -0500, David Rosen wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Chris G <cl@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I am trying to get leafnode running on an xubuntu 9.04 system. I have
> > done a perfectly standard ubuntu type install of version 1.11.7.rc1-10
> > (i.e. apt-get etc.) and it appears to be installed OK.
> > However I can't get anything much to happen.
> > The installation has inserted the expected entries in /etc/inetd.conf
> > but when I run tin (my newsreader) I just get a message saying that it
> > has failed to connect to the NNTP server - as if it's simply not
> > getting run.
> > I was expecting to be able to run tin from the spool (rather than via
> > NNTP) as the leafnode home page says:-
> > Leafnode works perfectly with most common newsreaders either via
> > NNTP or with traditional spool access.
> > ... but the leafnode FAQ says:-
> > Q: Tin complains about a missing file /var/lib/news/active.
> > A: Either you have started the wrong version of tin (the one which
> > tries
> > to read news directly from the spool) or your groupinfo file is
> > corrupt.
> > In the first case, simply invoke tin with the -r flag: tin -r. If
> > this
> > does not help, try to rebuild the groupinfo file by running
> > fetchnews
> > -f.
> > What should I be looking at to see why it's not working?
> Have you run fetchnews to fill the spool?
Yes, I think so, though there's no clue anywhere in the documentation
that one needs to do that. The default leafnode installation in
ubuntu adds entries to /etc/cron.d and /etc/cron.daily so it would
seem that it will get run. It's now some hours since I installed so
*something* should have got run.
Anyway surely tin should still see an NNTP server even if no news has
been collected yet.
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