• Error When sending out Dovenet MAil

    From DesotoFireflite@VERT to All on Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:17:39
    Just did the 3.19 upgrade, and so far so good except I can't send out Dovenet mail now. I just sent a message to you Rob, and got the following Error. Any Ideas. I seem to be getting mail in ok. Thanks

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET !ERROR 2 (No such file or directory) (WinError 2) in pack_rep.cpp line 299 (sbbs_t::pack_rep) executing "c:\SBBS\exec\zip -jD c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP c:\SBBS\temp\event\*" access=255

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET Couldn't compress REP packet

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Saturday, January 22, 2022 14:08:44
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Sat Jan 22 2022 12:17 pm

    Just did the 3.19 upgrade, and so far so good except I can't send out Dovenet mail now. I just sent a message to you Rob, and got the following Error. Any Ideas. I seem to be getting mail in ok. Thanks

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET !ERROR 2 (No such file or directory) (WinError 2) in pack_rep.cpp line 299 (sbbs_t::pack_rep) executing "c:\SBBS\exec\zip -jD c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP c:\SBBS\temp\event\*" access=255

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET Couldn't compress REP packet

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?
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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT to Digital Man on Saturday, January 22, 2022 17:17:35
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sat Jan 22 2022 02:08 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Sat Jan 22 2022 12:17 pm

    Just did the 3.19 upgrade, and so far so good except I can't send out
    Dovenet mail now. I just sent a message to you Rob, and got the
    following Error. Any Ideas. I seem to be getting mail in ok. Thanks

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET !ERROR 2 (No such file or directory) (WinError 2) in
    pack_rep.cpp line 299 (sbbs_t::pack_rep) executing "c:\SBBS\exec\zip
    -jD c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP c:\SBBS\temp\event\*" access=255

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET Couldn't compress REP packet

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?

    Yes, I Do. I checked that before I sent the message.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Saturday, January 22, 2022 20:04:55
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to Digital Man on Sat Jan 22 2022 05:17 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sat Jan 22 2022 02:08 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Sat Jan 22 2022 12:17 pm

    Just did the 3.19 upgrade, and so far so good except I can't send out
    Dovenet mail now. I just sent a message to you Rob, and got the
    following Error. Any Ideas. I seem to be getting mail in ok. Thanks

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET !ERROR 2 (No such file or directory) (WinError 2) in
    pack_rep.cpp line 299 (sbbs_t::pack_rep) executing "c:\SBBS\exec\zip
    -jD c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP c:\SBBS\temp\event\*" access=255

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET Couldn't compress REP packet

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?

    Yes, I Do. I checked that before I sent the message.

    Well it is trying to execute "zip" and not "zip.exe". Are there any other files named "zip" in your exec directory by chance? If there, you could Change your "Pack Command Line" (in SCFG->Networks->QWK->Hubs->VERT) to "%@zip%. -jD %f %s" and that would take care of that. I know of no change in v3.19 that would explain any difference in this behavior.

    Another work-around would be to set the "Archive Format" (same place in SCFG) to "ZIP" and then sbbs will use libarchive to create the QWK packet instead of executing "zip". This is actually now the default/recommended configuration, but the old method of shelling out to run zip and unzip should still work fine too (and appears to for most others that have upgraded). So this is weird.
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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Digital Man on Sunday, January 23, 2022 08:06:25
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sat Jan 22 2022 08:04 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sat Jan 22 2022 02:08 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Sat Jan 22 2022 12:17 pm

    Just did the 3.19 upgrade, and so far so good except I can't send
    out Dovenet mail now. I just sent a message to you Rob, and got the
    following Error. Any Ideas. I seem to be getting mail in ok. Thanks

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET !ERROR 2 (No such file or directory) (WinError 2) in
    pack_rep.cpp line 299 (sbbs_t::pack_rep) executing
    "c:\SBBS\exec\zip -jD c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP c:\SBBS\temp\event\*"
    access=255

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET Couldn't compress REP packet

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?

    Yes, I Do. I checked that before I sent the message.

    Well it is trying to execute "zip" and not "zip.exe". Are there any other files named "zip" in your exec directory by chance? If there, you could Change your "Pack Command Line" (in SCFG->Networks->QWK->Hubs->VERT) to "%@zip%. -jD %f %s" and that would take care of that. I know of no change in v3.19 that would explain any difference in this behavior.

    Another work-around would be to set the "Archive Format" (same place in

    There was only one zip.exe in the exec directory. I changed the command line as you suggested, and it appears to work now. You prop will get all the other messages I sent you yesterday now. As always, thanks for all you do. I'll be sure to send you another care package next month as soon as I get my Social securty check :)

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Sunday, January 23, 2022 12:26:16
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to Digital Man on Sun Jan 23 2022 08:06 am

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sat Jan 22 2022 08:04 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sat Jan 22 2022 02:08 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Sat Jan 22 2022 12:17 pm

    Just did the 3.19 upgrade, and so far so good except I can't send
    out Dovenet mail now. I just sent a message to you Rob, and got the >>> following Error. Any Ideas. I seem to be getting mail in ok. Thanks

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET !ERROR 2 (No such file or directory) (WinError 2) in
    pack_rep.cpp line 299 (sbbs_t::pack_rep) executing
    "c:\SBBS\exec\zip -jD c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP c:\SBBS\temp\event\*"
    access=255

    Sat Jan 22 14:53:12 2022 master/a2a9dc027
    evnt QNET Couldn't compress REP packet

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?

    Yes, I Do. I checked that before I sent the message.

    Well it is trying to execute "zip" and not "zip.exe". Are there any other files named "zip" in your exec directory by chance? If there, you could Change your "Pack Command Line" (in SCFG->Networks->QWK->Hubs->VERT) to "%@zip%. -jD %f %s" and that would take care of that. I know of no change in v3.19 that would explain any difference in this behavior.

    Another work-around would be to set the "Archive Format" (same place in

    There was only one zip.exe in the exec directory. I changed the command line as you suggested, and it appears to work now.

    That is weird. Is there a maybe a subdirectory named "zip" in your "exec" folder?
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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Digital Man on Sunday, January 23, 2022 15:50:47
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sun Jan 23 2022 12:26 pm

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?

    Yes, I Do. I checked that before I sent the message.

    Well it is trying to execute "zip" and not "zip.exe". Are
    there any other files named "zip" in your exec directory by
    chance? If there, you could Change your "Pack Command Line" (in
    SCFG->Networks->QWK->Hubs->VERT) to "%@zip%. -jD %f %s" and that
    would take care of that. I know of no change in v3.19 that would
    explain any difference in this behavior.

    Another work-around would be to set the "Archive Format"
    (same place in

    There was only one zip.exe in the exec directory. I changed the
    command line as you suggested, and it appears to work now.

    That is weird. Is there a maybe a subdirectory named "zip" in your "exec" folder?

    No, I just checked. The weird part is that it has worked fine till I did the update, go figure. The important thing is, that it's working now following your suggestion. I still get an error, but it's now changed, but still working.

    1/23 11:36:56a QNET libarchive error -1 (13 opening c:\SBBS\temp\event\nodelist_handler/) creating c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP

    I configured the QWK network the way you suggested on WIKI and your
    instruction in email

    Hub System ID VERT
    Archive Format ZIP
    Pack Command Line
    Unpack Command Line
    Call-out Command Line *qnet-ftp %s dove.synchro.net MyPassword
    Call-out Node Any
    Call-out Days All
    Call-out Frequency 24 times a day
    Include Kludge Lines No
    Include VOTING.DAT File Yes
    Include HEADERS.DAT File Yes
    Include UTF-8 Characters Yes
    Extended (QWKE) Packets No
    Exported Ctrl-A Codes Strip
    Import Conferences...
    Networked Sub-boards...

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Sunday, January 23, 2022 13:49:24
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: DesotoFireflite to Digital Man on Sun Jan 23 2022 03:50 pm

    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sun Jan 23 2022 12:26 pm

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?

    Yes, I Do. I checked that before I sent the message.

    Well it is trying to execute "zip" and not "zip.exe". Are
    there any other files named "zip" in your exec directory by
    chance? If there, you could Change your "Pack Command Line" (in
    SCFG->Networks->QWK->Hubs->VERT) to "%@zip%. -jD %f %s" and that DM>> would take care of that. I know of no change in v3.19 that would DM>> explain any difference in this behavior.

    Another work-around would be to set the "Archive Format"
    (same place in

    There was only one zip.exe in the exec directory. I changed the
    command line as you suggested, and it appears to work now.

    That is weird. Is there a maybe a subdirectory named "zip" in your "exec" folder?

    No, I just checked. The weird part is that it has worked fine till I did the update, go figure. The important thing is, that it's working now following your suggestion. I still get an error, but it's now changed, but still working.

    1/23 11:36:56a QNET libarchive error -1 (13 opening c:\SBBS\temp\event\nodelist_handler/) creating c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP

    I just committed what should be a fix for that.

    Are there files in that nodelist_handler directory? If not, you can nuke that directory, but I think TickIT will be recreating it again later (and apparently leaving it behind too).
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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Digital Man on Sunday, January 23, 2022 17:21:17
    Re: Error When sending out Dovenet MAil
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Sun Jan 23 2022 01:49 pm

    Do you not have zip.exe in your Synchronet "exec" directory?

    Yes, I Do. I checked that before I sent the message.

    Well it is trying to execute "zip" and not "zip.exe". Are
    there any other files named "zip" in your exec directory by
    chance? If there, you could Change your "Pack Command Line" (in
    SCFG->Networks->QWK->Hubs->VERT) to "%@zip%. -jD %f %s" and
    that would take care of that. I know of no change in v3.19 that DM>>> would explain any difference in this behavior.

    Another work-around would be to set the "Archive Format"
    (same place in

    There was only one zip.exe in the exec directory. I changed the
    command line as you suggested, and it appears to work now.

    That is weird. Is there a maybe a subdirectory named "zip" in your
    "exec" folder?

    No, I just checked. The weird part is that it has worked fine till I
    did the update, go figure. The important thing is, that it's working
    now following your suggestion. I still get an error, but it's now
    changed, but still working.

    1/23 11:36:56a QNET libarchive error -1 (13 opening
    c:\SBBS\temp\event\nodelist_handler/) creating c:\SBBS\data\VERT.REP

    I just committed what should be a fix for that.

    Awesome, Thanks, I'll grab it tomorrow.

    Are there files in that nodelist_handler directory? If not, you can nuke that directory, but I think TickIT will be recreating it again later (and

    The only file in that directory is the lateist Fidonet nodelist file that Tickit creates. I use both Tickit and Binkit

    I'll let you kow how the fix goes. Thanks


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  • From mark lewis@VERT to Digital Man on Monday, January 24, 2022 03:33:48
    On 2022 Jan 23 13:49:24, you wrote to DesotoFireflite:

    Are there files in that nodelist_handler directory? If not, you can nuke that directory, but I think TickIT will be recreating it again later (and apparently leaving it behind too).

    it will and does...

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