NN problem:Database magic number mismatch

NN problem:Database magic number mismatch

Post by Tony Sarathchand » Sat, 01 Jul 1995 04:00:00

   I am trying to get nn running under a Linux via NNTP. I have installed
NN-NNTP from the network disks and have run nnmaster with INIT to create
and initialise the database.  I have my NNTPSERVER defined in /etc.

When I run nn it says "Database magic number mismatch" and does nothing.

I havent been able to find this error explained anywhere in the docs, could
someone please help.  I have tin running fine so it I take it is nothing
to do with a problem with the newserver.

I use a PPP link.



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