Slurp probs.

Slurp probs.

Post by Sam Liddicot » Thu, 14 Sep 1995 04:00:00

I got slurp the 1.1 SCO binary from; but:

Having installed it according to the instructions, slurp constantly
complains that /usr/lib/news/history does not exist.

The directory is world writable etc, I traced the offending line to
history.c where

        if (dbminit (HISTORY_FILE) < 0)

causes the error.  It uses DBZ hashed files, whatever that is.

First I was creating a file called history, but now I realise this
wouldn't help.  My creating it certainly never had any effect.

So where does this history file come from?

Surely it would make it itself, if not does any one have a pair of dbz files
they can send me :-)

But seriously, what gives?


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1. slurp grabs more than slurp.sys says

Getting dialup ppp/email/nearly everything else up and running in one
afternoon was a pleasant change from months of struggling with Win95,
but I still have a problem:  Using the setup provided in Slackware 3.0.0
for demon (a UK ISP) I find that slurp seems to retrieve many more
groups than named in the slurp.sys file, which has about eight - linux
groups and demon announce/support groups.

Any known problems in this area before I dump reams of possibly
irrelevant info on the group?


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