Re: ifmail unpack problem

Vincent Antezzo (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 01:32:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Randy Edwards wrote:

> Well, after toying with ifmail for weeks (and learning a lot about
> Linux's news system in the process:-) I now have ifcico answering and making
> calls and sending echomail (thanks Pablo for your help in the Linux echo!).
> However, I'm still having a problem processing incoming echomail. After
> running ifunpack, I get the following error messages:
> iftoss[1656]: packet from node 1:325/802
> iftoss[1656]: to node 1:325/805
> iftoss[1656]: Expipe: /usr/lib/news/rnews
> ifunpack[1650]: Error tossing packet 3c19fe61.pkt
> ifunpack[1650]: processed 1 of 1 files, 1 of 3 packets, rc=13
> iftoss[1657]: Exec "/usr/lib/news/rnews" returned -1
> iftoss[1657]: ^Ierrno=13 : Permission denied
> Now, my /usr/lib/news/rnews is a directory containing c7unbatch, decode,
> and encode, all owned by news:news. Is this correct? If not, what should
> be in there? If so, does anyone have any idea what might be causing the
> above error?
Add your fnet user to the news group. This way you'll be able to run
rnews as fnet and the Permission denied error should disappear.

- Vinny