Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17560
inn won't start
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 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
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
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.
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.