Bug 17560 - inn won't start
inn won't start
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 2000-09-16 09:31 EDT by Sarantis Paskalis
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-16 10:47:36 EDT
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Description Sarantis Paskalis 2000-09-16 09:31:59 EDT
Inn won't start after upgrading from 6.2 to pinstripe.
The startup scripts produce:

(root)/# /etc/rc.d/init.d/innd start
Starting INND system:                                      [  OK  ]
(root)/# /etc/rc.d/init.d/innd status
innd dead but subsys locked
Comment 1 Sarantis Paskalis 2000-09-16 10:47:34 EDT
The logs produced looked like

Sep 16 17:10:24 rompa innd: SERVER cant dbzinit /var/lib/news/history No such
file or directory

So I checked /var/lib/news and saw that history.pag and history.dir were renamed
as history.???.rpmsave.  I removed the .rpmsave from the end and the innd
finally got up and running.

The history appears to be messed up however, and no posts to the server can be
made. Log

Sep 16 17:21:33 rompa innd: SERVER throttle No such file or directory writing
history database file -- throttling

So I totally removed the history files and reinstalled the rpm, which placed
some correct entries in the history.dir file.

I think I have it running again.
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2001-02-14 06:09:33 EST
This should be ok by now. Unfortunately the number of possible storage
mechanisms has increased a lot, so that the newest rpm cannot update
older inn versions and just keep running without user intervention.

Apart from that, updates to further future rpms should be ok.

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