tin is realy the wrong fallback solution for a working news reader.
When I’m writing this … I’m using the new reader of the Mozilla
version of Frank Liu … it works flawless!!
So don’t waste your time with ‘tin’ …
Bill Caroselli wrote:
OK. I’m trying to use tin. I like tin. It is working very well (so
far) when I’m accessing the news data base at QNX:
tin -g inn.qnx.com
What I would really love to do is to keep a local copy of the message
data base on my own computer. (It makes searches MUCH faster.) It also
allows other users at my site to access the messages locally. So . . .
tin -S -g inn.qnx.com
and learned that I need to first access remotely and yank the groups. I
did that. But now, when I try to download the messaegs it ends with:
$ tin -S -g inn.qnx.com
Reading config file…
inn.qnx.com InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.2.2 13-Dec-1999 ready
sh: /usr/lib/sendmail: not found
Command failed: /usr/lib/sendmail -t < /home/bill/.tin/log
Command failed: /usr/lib/sendmail -t < /home/bill/.tin/lognewsrc file
Disconnecting from server…
Also, I tried to do a test post and got this result:
Error: Bad address in From: header.
Invalid domain. Send bug report if your top level domain really exists.
Use .invalid as top level domain for munged addresses.
Article to be posted resulted in errors/warnings. q)uit, M)enu, e)dit: q
The From: header reads:
From: Bill Caroselli <> firstname.lastname@example.org
I I have sendmail installed, but not configured.
What is the next thing I must do?
Chris McKillop wrote:
I just use tin in “rtin” mode to access remote NNTP servers. Works like
a dream. I then setup scripts to muck with the NNTP_SERVER env. variable
and point tin to a different newsrc for each news server that I use.
–cdm@bigbox–> cat rtin.j9
rtin -f ~/.ibm.newsrc