Re: ifmail unpack problem

Randy Edwards (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 13:44:04 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Vincent Antezzo wrote:

> Glad to hear you got it working!

Well, actually I just broke it again. :-( Let me describe what I did and
maybe it'll spark an answer:

All of my FidoNet echos start with "" So I have the FidoNet
LINUX echo named "". I was using an entry in
/etc/ifmail/Areas (why the capital A?!:-) of:


Note the distribution field on the end. Everything else in
the Areas file was the default. Why did I use a distribution field, heck, I
don't know, it guess it just looked pretty. :-/

With this setup ifunpack worked fine. However, when I went to post a
follow up message in one of the echos (using 'tin -r' to run my newsreader)
tin would complain about the unknown group and not let me post the followup.

So I then went into my Areas file and killed the distribution field,
making it:


Now, when I run ifunpack I get the following error messages in my logs:

iftoss[15451]: Expipe: /usr/bin/rnews
iftoss[15451]: caught SIGSEGV at offset 0x400723c0
ifunpack[15450]: Error tossing packet 3c24d870.pkt
ifunpack[15450]: processed 0 of 0 files, 0 of 1 packets, rc=6
iftoss[15451]: called from 0x08050f3a
iftoss[15451]: called from 0x0804bb71
iftoss[15451]: called from 0x0804b4c6
iftoss[15451]: called from 0x08049954
iftoss[15451]: called from 0x0804975e

and my packets get renamed to *.bad. Does anyone have a clue as to what
might be causing this error?

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