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bonixavier 01-14-2012 08:32 AM

Out of the blue error messages about news server
 
For the second time I got two strange error messages in the shell while building software. The first time I was building AlienBOB's kde 4.7.4 and now I'm building the dependencies of xbmc, more specifically I've just finished installing libva. I got this:
Code:

news.my_news_server.com: Unknown host.
News server news.my_news_server.com unavailable, try again later.

I googled those error messages and the only thing I got were the two following threads where apparently the ops were trying to run some news service, which I am not.
The scripts marked as executable in /etc/rc.d/ in my system are:
Code:

rc.0                    rc.4
rc.6                    rc.K
rc.M                    rc.S
rc.acpid                rc.alsa
rc.consolekit          rc.fuse
rc.gpm                  rc.hald
rc.inet1                rc.inet2
rc.inetd                rc.keymap
rc.local                rc.loop
rc.mcelog              rc.messagebus
rc.modules-2.6.37.6    rc.sshd
rc.syslog              rc.wireless
rc.yp

The services enabled in /etc/inetd.conf are the default ones:
Code:

time                stream        tcp        nowait        root        internal
time                dgram        udp        wait        root        internal
comsat        dgram  udp    wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.comsat
auth        stream        tcp        wait        root        /usr/sbin/in.identd        in.identd

I really don't understand why I'm getting those notices. Has anyone ever seen something similar or have any idea of what may be triggering it?

lyle_s 01-14-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonixavier (Post 4574312)
For the second time I got two strange error messages in the shell while building software. The first time I was building AlienBOB's kde 4.7.4 and now I'm building the dependencies of xbmc, more specifically I've just finished installing libva. I got this:
Code:

news.my_news_server.com: Unknown host.
News server news.my_news_server.com unavailable, try again later.


Pretty strange. This error message looks to be from 'trn' (threaded news reader) so I don't think there are are services running related to this since it's just a NNTP reader. I'd guess one of the scripts running while you're building your packages is calling 'trn' erroneously. I'd "removepkg trn" and try building something where you've seen the error that builds quick.

Lyle.

55020 01-14-2012 10:06 AM

The usual cause of this error is the typo 'rn' instead of 'rm' :doh:

bonixavier 01-14-2012 10:54 AM

Thank you 55020. I'm glad it's something so simple.

caduqued 01-10-2013 06:26 AM

Another one bites the dust
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 55020 (Post 4574375)
The usual cause of this error is the typo 'rn' instead of 'rm' :doh:

Hehehe.... I must admit... I am now just "another one (that) bites the dust"...

Thanks...


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