Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 973867
"server" directive is ignored in .slrnrc
Last modified: 2018-04-11 13:56:18 EDT
Description of problem:
With the following line
server "/home/boeckb/.local/share/slrnpull/news/gmane" ".local/share/slrn/jnewsrc-gmane"
in my .slrnrc (via inclusions), slrn used to use .local/share/slrn/jnewsrc-gmane just fine. Now slrn exits with the following error:
Using newsrc file /home/boeckb/.jnewsrc for server /home/boeckb/.local/share/slrnpull/news.slrn fatal error:
Unable to open /home/boeckb/.jnewsrc.
If you want to create /home/boeckb/.jnewsrc, add command line options:
-f /home/boeckb/.jnewsrc --create
This started occurring recently (within the past few weeks?), but I don't see any recent Koji builds which might have caused this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> To use slrn, you either need to set the NNTPSERVER environment variable
> to the server you want to read news from or specify a server on the
> command line. A newsrc file is needed, too. In case you do not yet
> have one, you can create it using ``slrn -f ~/.jnewsrc --create''.
> -h host[:port]
> Connect to the NNTP server on host, overriding the $NNTPSERVER
> environment variable. If no port is given, the default NNTP
> port (119) will be used. This option is only accepted after
> --nntp or when NNTP is the default mode.
I have ever called slrn with `-h' option explicitly (because I do not use NNTPSERVER environment variable and I have defined more servers).
I haven't changed anything recently. I believe your implicit server selection is not a supported feature.
Hmm, I'll see if I can find an older build to test or see if I'm just trying to use the wrong history command.
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So I finally got around to it and debugged this to completion. Apparently something changed around the spool_root variable? Apparently it had never been set to the right path and it happened to work before. Fixing it makes slrn without options work again.