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bug#34502: Ask yourself, am I generating a NEW .overview file?


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#34502: Ask yourself, am I generating a NEW .overview file?
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:20:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "LI" == Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
> LI> As you receive emails, the .overview file will get the entries from that
> LI> mail, and will keep growing.  Is that what you're seeing?
>
> So that explains how "all the old mail disappears when the first new
> mail arrives."

OK, so your .overview file is never regenerated?  That explains the mystery.

> Therefore gnus should be sure to check before blindly creating a new
> .overview file, just like I said at the top of this bug.

No, it's perfectly legitimate to blow out the .overview file if you want
to.  If you don't want to, don't do that, then.

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