Subject: Re: misc/6882: /var/spool/news should be owned by
To: matthew green <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/27/1999 21:33:46
matthew green wrote about re: misc/6882: /var/spool/news should be owned by
:   You don't have to with INN because it will make them for you
:   in the "make install" process.  I suspect news servers others are similar.
:sorry, but how the hell does `make install' know to create local
:spool directories?  if (for some insane moment) i decided to install
:INN here, and i wanted a set of '' groups, i would have
:to create /var/spool/news/eterna manually!

If you were running INN and wanted an group then you'd be running
"ctlinnd newgroup .. ...." and it would get created under
/var/spool/news/articles/eterna/xxx  and
/var/spool/news/overview/.... if you had overview stuff.

Doesn't look like it needs to do anything in /var/spool/news to me.
Maybe some other news package does?  You should be able to tell us since
you came up with the idea that something does.

:there is a problem here, for sure.  i don't know exactly what it is,
:but you're analysis seems to be missing somethings.

Want to try that again, Matt?
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