slrn is a slang-based news reader, capable of reading local news spools as well as groups from an NNTP server. Small local news spools can also be created with the use of the slrnpull program included in the slrn distribution.
Download (HTTP): http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/slrn/slrn-0.9.8.1.tar.bz2
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.fh-heilbronn.de/pub/mirrors/slrn/slrn-0.9.8.1.tar.bz2
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Download size: 1011 KB
Estimated disk space required: 9.3 MB
Estimated build time: 0.19 SBU
Install slrn by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc \ --with-slrnpull --enable-spool && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the root user:
--with-slrnpull --enable-spool: These switches enable building the slrnpull executable.
--with-ssl: This switch adds OpenSSL support to slrn.
--with-uudeview: This switch adds UUDeview support to slrn.
The first time slrn is run, the ~/.jnewsrc file must be created. For this configuration to work, you must have an environmental variable, NNTPSERVER, set. In normal operation it would be exported into the environment by a startup file, like /etc/profile or ~/.bashrc. Here it is just put it into the environment of the configuration step. For now, the LFS news server is used in this example, but you should use whatever server you prefer.
Create the ~/.jnewsrc file with the following command:
NNTPSERVER=news.linuxfromscratch.org \ slrn -f ~/.jnewsrc --create
You will also have to edit one of the configuration files. There is a sample startup /usr/share/doc/slrn/slrn.rc file that comes with slrn. It is extensively documented but if you need more information, look at the slrn website.
Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600