30 Mar 19:37 2012
Troubles with Pan news-reader...
Insomniactoo <Insomniactoo <at> localnet.com>
2012-03-30 17:37:24 GMT
2012-03-30 17:37:24 GMT
Hi all, I've been using Pan for a good number of years with my SuSE/openSUSE system(s) and it's worked perfectly. I like it mainly because I don't have to fiddle *afterwards* with yEnc and other stuff when I download a book...it does it all automatically for me. All I have to do is go to my books directory, open the new file and begin reading. Well the other day I got Pan 0.134 on my Slackware system. Set it up like I normally do and started with fetching groups from the GRC server (grc.com, Steve Gibson's site). Worked fine, just as I expected it to. Next, I added my ISP's server, just as I have for the past 5 or 6+ years and Pan began to fetch all the groups from there. I expected about 100,000 +/- 10,000, and being on dial-up I knew it'd take a little bit. After about 15 minutes I check up on it and it's doing as it should and at about 25,000. After an hour I look again and I see it's at ~125,000. I didn't like the looks of that so I stopped it and deleted the server. To check that my ISP's server was working correctly, I fired up Seamonkey's new reader (ugh!) and sure enough, it worked well and got 112,300 groups and stopped. I checked it with knode and it stopped at the same number (after using KDE for the past 12 years knode *still* hasn't got the 'do to yEnc stuff that Pan can do' down yet!). So, thinking I messed up a configuration I tried Pan again, and this time I waited about three hours and when I looked it was still going strong fetching and had fetched 1,000,000+ groups! Out of frustration I simply closed Pan and figured I'll just keep the dual-boot with openSUSE so I can go over there and use the Pan that's working correctly. I even updated my Pan on the Slackware side to 0.135 and it still does the same exact thing. Anyone else have the same problem? Any ideas what the heck is going on and why? I've asked on the Pan mailing list also, but with the very first reply, the poster focused more on the mailing app I use than the 'problem' with pan and the next two or three just went on that tangent also. <mutter> Sorry this got so long, but I wanted to try and make sure I got all the info out there I could. Oh...Slackware 13.37 is what I'm running. -- -- "Fathom the odd hypocrisy that the government wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens". -unknown Deport Illegal Aliens!