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by steamer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:06 am
OK I've succeeded in overcoming the roadblocks and getting to alpine. Now I find that the nearly 500 messages that were on pine are GONE!! Are they gone for good?
by scott » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:49 pm
steamer wrote:
OK I've succeeded in overcoming the roadblocks and getting to alpine. Now I find that the nearly 500 messages that were on pine are GONE!! Are they gone for good?


No, they are somewhere.

Are they messages in your inbox, or in a folder under your home directory, perhaps in ~/Mail? Or...?

I suspect they are in IMAP. Run alpine_help.sh for an example of what you should put in your .pinerc to use IMAP.

-Scott
by joemuller » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:48 am
steamer wrote:
OK I've succeeded in overcoming the roadblocks and getting to alpine. Now I find that the nearly 500 messages that were on pine are GONE!! Are they gone for good?


It's likely that you were storing mail in ~/mail on bolt/oldshell. You'll want to change the 'folder_collections' setting in .pinerc to the following:

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folder_collections = {imap.sonic.net:993/ssl/user=steamer}INBOX.[], mail/[]


This should enable both fetching mail from IMAP *and* presenting your old (locally-saved) mail in the default Inbox view.


-- Joe M.
Sonic System Operations
I'm a proud employee of Sonic.net! :-)
by sdogjm » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:06 am
This morning (28 Jul) beginning at about 8:40, the cron could no longer locate the script located in /home/s/sdogjm. I am getting the following email from Cron Daemon when cron attempts to execute the script:
Could not open input file: /home/s/sdogjm/wxpost2.php

When I log into shell.sonic.net, all of my files and directories have disappeared.
by patty1 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:17 am
Halloooo Scccccooootttt!!! I'm seeing the same thing as other people. EVERYTHING is gone from my sh.sonic.net directory, including .login and .cshrc, so I can't even run trn to read Usenet. I hope you're there and working on the shell machine and monitoring this group so you can let us know what's happening. Thanks!
by marshall » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:25 pm
I also have a lack of old files. Logging on populated a few things, such as .bash_history, but that's it.

Getting the old files back would be a sweet gift!

Thanks,
Marshall
by scott » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Okay, folks, it should be working now.

We use a pluggable authentication module called "pam_mount". Ours has patches to make it smarter. This morning at 5:19am, automated updates replaced our local version of pam_mount with the dumb version. This caused all sorts of mayhem.

For those keeping score at home, that's the second time that automatic updates have caused a problem with this system. We're going to go through the configuration and make sure more of these important packages are protected from automatic update.

-Scott
by patty1 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:59 pm
Thank you, Scott!
by claudel » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:21 am
All my files are also missing from my home directory. I also cannot access files in my web directory from shell, although they seem to still be accessible via browser. What do I need to do to restore my previous environment? The illegible "confirmation code" in this forum is especially annoying. wtf is so difficult about presenting a human readable code. 10 guesses and counting
by sdogjm » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:13 am
Yes, same as yesterday morning, at 8:50 am today, Sunday 7/29, my cron job started failing again. The fix that you made yesterday seemed to have fixed things, Scott, but it reverted again this morning.
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