sc_jett | 1 Nov 01:14 2002
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Database error.

About 3 weeks ago, my database was FUBAR.  Now, I've rebuilt it 
since then and I've started to run B2DBFix.exe before each BNR 
download session.  I've noticing that the number errors that B2DBFix 
finds keep growing with each download session (Note: I do fix the 
errors between sessions).  The after the last download, B2DBFix 
reported 94,408 errors in the database.  All except three were 
repairable.  Is this normal?  What causing all these errors?

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Tarkus | 1 Nov 01:19 2002
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Re: Database error.

On Fri, 01 Nov 2002 00:14:18 -0000, sc_jett wrote:

> About 3 weeks ago, my database was FUBAR.  Now, I've rebuilt it 
> since then and I've started to run B2DBFix.exe before each BNR 
> download session.  I've noticing that the number errors that B2DBFix 
> finds keep growing with each download session (Note: I do fix the 
> errors between sessions).  The after the last download, B2DBFix 
> reported 94,408 errors in the database.  All except three were 
> repairable.  Is this normal?  What causing all these errors?

B2DBFix has been known to cause more problems than it solves.  You 
probably shouldn't ever run it unless you *have* to.
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John Campbell | 1 Nov 01:54 2002
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Unconnected multiparts

On one of my newsgroups a poster has just changed his subject format
and now his multi-part messages are not being connected by BNR.

The only difference in pretty much exactly the same subject is that
he went from
"file.ext ###### Bytes [#/#]" to
"file.ext ###### Bytes [ #/#]"
note the space between the '[' and the part count.

The files are UUEncoded so there's no way for BNR to figure out what
goes where without the subject.

Does BNR use regex pattern matching for identification?  If so, could
you put a " *" in there?

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bh | 1 Nov 01:43 2002

font problem (fwd)

I am having a font problem with BNR right now.  I suspect that I have a 
problem with one of my system font files but do not know which one and 
would like some help.

Here is what I have.   All fonts are fine except for the following which 
show up in some kind of "symbol" or "wingding" fonts.

1) Options -> Appearances -> Captions and Statusbar is all in ths strange 
font
2) Under Queue the buttons are fine however all column headers and all 
list entries and in stange font
3) Any open of a paticular newsgroup gives results similar to 2)

So, can somebody tell me what font I have a problem with so I can replace 
it or what I need to do to get readable results.   having queue and open 
in symbol or wingding fonts makes BNR basially useless.  I think I am 
dealing with a windows issue more then a BNR issue however any help would 
be appreciated.  Thanks.

Brian

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Carsten Laekamp | 1 Nov 04:00 2002
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Re: BNR by remote on Linux

On Thursday 31 October 2002 à 18:53, amimojo wrote:

> The problem is, I don`t want a monitor on the server machine, I want
> to use remote access. Apart from things like VNC or exporting X, I was
> wondering if there is any other way I can control BNR? Perhaps a
> command line version of BNR would use ideally suited.

I've been thinking the same for a while now. 

> You could run it
> in the background, and when you want to update the database with new
> articles etc you just kill it and run the full GUI client (from
> another machine perhaps, with NFS).

Even a better way: a daemon and various independent front-ends. No need
to kill anything (always a problem with BNR when you are downloading
files), that way.

However, I guess it would mean a lot of work to redesign things either
way (and: is Kylix suited for the design of non-GUI applications ?)

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Jason A | 1 Nov 04:10 2002
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annoying *little* bug

If I click(fast click) on a message once and pull the mouse down quickly, it 
hilites whole blocks of messages.

This is a pain because often I get like 10 messages hilited and marked for 
download and you have to go back and unmark. It only seems to be the .9 
version that does this.

And no, I'm not holding down the mouse button.. one click on a header and 
pulling down marks a few+.

Can someone verify this on their copy?

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Terry May | 1 Nov 04:43 2002
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Re: annoying *little* bug

On Fri, 01 Nov 2002 05:10:25 +0200, Jason A wrote:

> If I click(fast click) on a message once and pull the mouse down quickly, it 
> hilites whole blocks of messages.
> 
> This is a pain because often I get like 10 messages hilited and marked for 
> download and you have to go back and unmark. It only seems to be the .9 
> version that does this.
> 
> And no, I'm not holding down the mouse button.. one click on a header and 
> pulling down marks a few+.
> 
> Can someone verify this on their copy?

Yes, I reported this awhile back, but it's been present in the entire 
BNR2 series, I believe.  I think it has to do with the screen updating 
too slow for the movement of your mouse.  The more sluggish my system, 
the worse it is.  When the screen is updating really fast, there's no 
problem (unless I move my mouse *really* fast).  And if my system is 
really taxed, I might have to leave my mouse there a few seconds.
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Fred van Lelieveld | 1 Nov 17:08 2002
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Queue Sorting and Download sequencing in v9.3.400

Hi Jeff,
 
I noticed some odd behaviour in the latest build, I am not sure weather it was introduced with this buils or in an earlier build.
 
I queued one CD (Cafe Del Mar vol 4) that was only still available on one of my slow "fill" servers, that (Biggulp)server has its priority set to -1, and on Tera (set to -1 as well). Since I used my Quota on Tera I was left with Biggulp and manually disconnected Tera.
 
 
When occasionally checking in the download directory I noticed lots of individual parts but almost no complete files though I was already halfway down the 128 Mb... That stroke me as odd.. So i went to inspect the queue. It looked like all of the firsts parts were downloaded ok (Set boost to 2 and download by expiration on) but further than that i could make no sense of BNR's download order... it was certainly not by article ID...
 
I boosted the score for all queued articles (Had just the one CD that i wanted) But stil the more or less random download order occurred.
 
I recall someone already mentioned some strange behaviour of the download order queue... Maybe this helps...
 
BTW i also have auto header refresh on.... but the headers are dl'ed at a priority of 1 so they do not interfere here I think?...
 
Hope this helps...
 
BTW 93400 is great... no more dberrors even not when switched back to Xover and Listgroup!
 
Greetz
 
Fred


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andraxis2 | 1 Nov 17:53 2002

Re: Too much of a good thing (Large Database)

I am having much the same problem.  4 Disk RAID (4x120GB WD SE), 
striped - fresh defrag, 1GB of RAM, AthlonXP 2000+.  My database is 
about 780MB now but it has reached 1GB before (which crashed the 
program under windows XP Pro)  Loading articles takes about 5 
minutes.  But my real problem is that it never seems to reclaim any 
space and when it reaches 1GB it seems to kill the program (did 
someone use a 32bit unsigned int for something here?  Bad 
programmer :))

Would be nice if we could set maximum article age somewhere and have 
it reclaim space.  Most of my groups don't need retention over 7 
days.  We're talking binaries here!

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> 
> > Jeff, glad you're with us.  Love this client.
> >
> > I see a smattering of messages regarding large header databases 
and
> > the (lack of) ability to expire articles.  I would love to be 
able to
> > set a maximum header age.  I can't guess how hard this may be to
> > implement or if it can be done at all.
> >
> > Not to long ago, Giganews increased their retention time.  Now I'm
> > getting headers from back in June!  I check my groups every couple
> > days, anything over a week old doesn't really help me.  
Overnight, my
> > file size doubled, currently taking up about 800 meg for about 5
> > million headers, and growing (I suspect they are adding new but 
don't
> > expire the old, at least the non-binary).  Even with a two disk
> > stripped raid, it's getting close to 5 minutes to load them all at
> > startup.
> >
> > Well, my thoughts.  Anyone have any ideas?  Is there a trick my
> > lurking hasn't uncovered?
> 
> Have you defragged the drive lately?
> 
> You may also want to consider setting up two copies of bnr.  Then 
split your
> groups between them.
> 
> How much ram memory does your sysytem have?
> 
> Ed

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ready_eddie_0 | 1 Nov 23:10 2002
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Re: Too much of a good thing (Large Database)

--- In bnr1 <at> y..., "andraxis2" <bmueller <at> d...> wrote:
> Would be nice if we could set maximum article age somewhere and 
have 
> it reclaim space.  Most of my groups don't need retention over 7 
> days.  We're talking binaries here!
>

It may be difficult to do things based on date.  I suspect but speak 
of more than I know.  There is the ability to limit the downloading 
of headers by groups, but I don't know if this will help expire 
articles from the message list database.  I suspect not.

Jeff, any chance we could express the download limit as a percent of 
percent of the group count on the server and then expire the rest?

>
> someone use a 32bit unsigned int for something here?  Bad 
> programmer :))
> 

No! No!  Good programmer! (LOL)

Whenever our 94 Chevy minivan faulters a little bit she pats it and 
says "Good Car, Good Car".  She figures if she doesn't it will die 
just to spite us.  Seems to work, too!

> --- In bnr1 <at> y..., Ed <vegas_ed <at> e...> wrote:
> > ready_eddie_0 wrote:
> > 
> > > Jeff, glad you're with us.  Love this client.
> > >

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