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Date:      Sat, 9 Nov 1996 11:45:00 -0700 (MST)
From:      Brandon Gillespie <brandon@glacier.cold.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   WHAT?? Re: INND -D error help
Message-ID:  <Pine.NEB.3.95.961109114039.892A-100000@glacier.cold.org>

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On Fri, 24 Nov 1995, Marc G. Fournier <scrappy@hub.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Nov 1995, Bill Henderson wrote:
>> I am getting this error from INND -D but have ran the makehistory
>> script file to create this file anyone have an Idea ?
>> 
>> innd: ME descriptors 64
>> innd: ME outgoing 51
>> innd: /usr/local/news/lib/history cant dbminit ME No such file or directory
>>
>
>        Make sure you move history.n.dir and history.n.pag to history.dir
> and history.pag respectively

What??  Shouldn't the port patch 'makehistory' so that it does this
automatically.  Why does makehistory create .n. files at all?  Why doesnt
it create the right files?  If anything shouldnt the port patch the man
page on history(5) to TELL you to do this?  Sorry--this isn't against you
Marc, but I've just spent 5 days trying to figure out why this didn't work
only to find out its because the software itself is FKD up?  Should I not
be frustrated?  This seems rather important to me for new admins when
installing innd to be TOLD of major problems like this that require a
magical undocumented fix?

*grump*

-Brandon Gillespie





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