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[leafnode-list] Re: texpire and long expiry times

Robert Marshall wrote on 2010-06-26:

> On Wed, 23 Jun 2010, Matthias Andree wrote:
>> Am 19.06.2010, 17:04 Uhr, schrieb Robert Marshall:
>>> Way back in November 2008 I changed the expiry for one group from
>>> 42 days to 366 days. I then didn't see any articles expire for that
>>> group until around December 2009 (more or less expected). However
>>> once the anniversary passed when lots of articles were deleted it
>>> went back to no articles at all being deleted.
>>> This group has posts more or less every day so I was expecting it
>>> to be trimming back ones which were over a year old. They're aren't
>>> any *very* long threads (I was just using texpire -vvvv) and I
>>> using my newsreader wasn't inspecting very old articles (just me
>>> using the server) so I'm a bit puzzled as to why nothing was being
>>> expired.
>> Hi Robert,
>> this might show because leafnode-2 expires thread-based unless you
>> add the -a option. However given this case I'd like to ask you to
>> save the .overview file of the group, and a lsmac.pl (a script
>> shipped in the tools/ source directory) listing of the group
>> directory first, so we have any chance at all at figuring out what
>> might cause this.
> OK, I have these would you like me to gzip them and email them to you -  
> I'm
> seeing quite a few lines in the lsmac.pl output like this (taking one  
> which
> looks old)
> 2009-01-04 08:51:38Z 2008-11-19 07:25:08Z 2009-01-04 08:47:15Z   2      
> 2503
> /var/spool/news/uk/religion/christian/291274
> I'm assuming it's one line per news post and there isn't other data  
> later on?

Hi Robert,

(sorry, was on business travel and otherwise quite busy, too, again)

Yes indeed. gzip or lzma/xz, and mail offlist, should be good.

Thank you.

Best regards
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