Re: oops I broke it.

1998-08-06 22:23:28
On August 3, 1998 at 23:38, Trey Donovan wrote:

I just tried to remove two messages from a mhonarc archive, using the -rmm
option, and mhonarc failed to rewrite the message database.

As a result, the whole archive is fouled up and I can't sent new messages
to it, and I can't clean it up.  Is there some command that will look at
what's there and rewrite the database?  Any idea why this happened?

I was logged in as a regular user, but I see that the database and the
message .html files are all owned by daemon.  

That was the problem most likely: lack of proper permissions to modify

If you have the original messages, you can recreate the archive fomr
those.  If not, you will have to wait until v2.3 to have a utility
to recreate the db from mhonarc message files (unless you know Perl
and write your own).

I'll try this weekend to see if I can package up an alpha version
of v2.3 for those who need/want to try out the newer stuff.  The
new docs are still some time away.


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