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INN FAQ Part 7

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Subject: (7.22) "newgroup" control messages aren't being executed

> "newgroup" control messages aren't be executed

The usual blame for this is _PATH_EGREP points to a grep that doesn't
understand regular expressions. For example, GNU grep only understands
regular expressions if it is called "egrep" (i.e. not "gnuegrep" or

Make sure you have a link or symlink between egnugrep and egrep. You
then need to modify config.data so that _PATH_EGREP is
/your/local/path/egrep and NOT /your/local/path/egnuegrep. Then
recompile and "make install" to have the new binaries and shell
scripts installed.

You also want to check the syntax of your control.ctl file.


[Source: INN FAQ Part 7 Archive-name: usenet/software/inn-faq/part7]
[Last Changed: $Date: 1997/09/16 01:25:57 $ $Revision: 2.25 $]
[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]