Bug 973867 - "server" directive is ignored in .slrnrc
Summary: "server" directive is ignored in .slrnrc
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: slrn (Show other bugs)
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Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified Unspecified
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Assignee: Petr Pisar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-13 02:56 UTC by Ben Boeckel
Modified: 2018-04-11 17:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 15:33:21 UTC
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Description Ben Boeckel 2013-06-13 02:56:11 UTC
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.

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Comment 1 Petr Pisar 2013-06-19 11:13:11 UTC
slrn(1) reads:

> 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.

Comment 2 Ben Boeckel 2013-06-19 16:57:40 UTC
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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Comment 5 Ben Boeckel 2015-09-26 18:06:14 UTC
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.

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