Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 277
trn: Looses list of already read articles
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:08:38 EDT
The trn news reader often looses the list of already read
articles. It occurs after you get a warning that someone
has modified the news group and that it is now assumed that
nothing is read.
Difficult to explain the symptoms, but the problem occurs in
the source file rcln.c around line 81:
The variable morenum is now a 8 bit bool type, but should be
at least 16 bit in orer to hold the result if isdigit()
The result is that the variable morenum is always false, and
that causes the list of read articles to become garbeled.
The problem poped up while reading the comp.os.linux groups
with several thousane articles, and a lot of crossposts
within these groups. The rpoblem is related to mark all
occurences of a crossposted article as read.
Can you give us more information about any messages that you get when
this deletion occurs. It sounds as if you are getting caught in the
expire cycle on your newsreader. Is this a correct statement?
It seems the person who closed the bug did not read the bug e-mail
directory. I believe this bug should be reopened.
The problem was not fixed
See my e-mail messages where my full message is to be found.
This is a duplicate of #587
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 587 ***