|4.2.8. Paths related to the spool directory|
By default, all news articles are stored in directories under /usr/spool/news. Be careful if you pick a different value -- many newsreaders know about this directory name. INN uses a trick (which I first saw in C News) that lets it use this same directory to store its incoming news (spooled by rnews when innd is not available), and its outgoing batch files. Since no newsgroup can ever have a dot in its name, a directory like out.going can never be a newsgroup name, and it is safe to put the news batchfiles in there. This is used by the _PATH_SPOOLNEWS parameter, and the _PATH_BATCHDIR parameter. Do not make _PATH_LOCKS be in the same filesystem as _PATH_SPOOLNEWS. If you do this, then INN will not be able to create any lock files when your spool directory is full. This will probably mean that news.daily will not be able to run and that it won't call expire to free up disk space. You should also put _PATH_NEWSLIB on a separate partition if you can, but that is not as important because it tends to fill up less often. If you change parameters in this section a great deal, then there is a chance that the makedirs.sh script will fail because some needed intermediate directories will not exist. This should not be a problem, as you can just create the directories yourself -- make sure to set the ownership and modes right -- and re-run the script.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]