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Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:00 am

Hi there

I'm a new member of this forum and joined up following the great tutorials I found regarding UseNet.

I use Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 as my OS and use the following programs:

KLibido - Binary Newsgrabber
PyPar2 - PAR recovery/creation

What I am missing out on is a binary poster similar to Yenc Power Post A&A 11b

In my desperation I have attempted to use this Windows application under WINE but it doesn't work and fails to load.

I guess that most members are Windows users, but if by chance a Linux user is onboard :mrgreen: and knows of any native applications (tried PAN already) that they would recommend OR a Windows app that would work in WINE, can you let me know?

Thanks for taking to read this :D
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby lordfoul » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:00 pm

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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby Nicewater » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:58 am

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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:43 am

@ Nicewater

This is meant to work in PAN Newsreader but there is a lack of support for this :(
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby Nicewater » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:43 am

Did you try using Newspost directly?
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:13 pm

Hiya

I'm having problems using it from the CLI eg

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user@user-ubuntu:~$ newspost -h

Newspost version 2.1.1
Copyright (C) 2001 - 2003 Jim Faulkner
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Usage: newspost [OPTIONS [ARGUMENTS]] file1 file2 file3...
Options:
  -i ARG - hostname or IP of the news server
  -z ARG - port number on the news server
  -u ARG - username on the news server
  -p ARG - password on the news server
  -f ARG - your e-mail address
  -F ARG - your full name
  -o ARG - your organization
  -n ARG - newsgroups to post to
  -s ARG - subject
  -w ARG - newsgroup to put in the Followup-To header
  -m ARG - e-mail address to put in the Reply-To header
  -r ARG - reference these message IDs
  -x     - do NOT include "X-No-Archive: yes" header
  -X ARG - a complete header line
  -q     - include "File x of y" in subject line
  -y     - yencode instead of uuencode
  -e ARG - text prefix
  -E     - write text prefix in text editor set by $EDITOR
  -c ARG - generate SFV file
  -a ARG - generate PAR files
  -A ARG - number of PAR volumes to create
  -B ARG - number of files per PAR volume
  -l ARG - number of lines per message
  -t     - post one file as plain text
  -T ARG - time to wait before posting
  -k ARG - use this directory for storing temporary files
  -d     - set current options as default
  -D ARG - disable or clear another option
  -v     - be verbose
  -V     - print version info and exit
  -h     - display this help screen and exit
Please see the newspost manpage for more information and examples.



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user@user-ubuntu:~$ newspost -i unlimited.newshosting.com -z 119 -u MY USERNAME REMOVED  -p MY PASSWORD REMOVED  -f MY EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED  -F CHRoME3o7 -n alt.binaries.test  -s "Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo" *.mp3

WARNING: No such file or directory *.mp3 - SKIPPING
No files to post!




Unfortunately I can't seem to work out all the required parameters to begin posting :(

Also the two suggested 'frontends'

GNewspost
KNewspost

Don't seem to be available :(
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby K » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:33 pm

It is possible to use yenc powerpost in wine. It works very well so that's your best option if you can get it going.
All the native linux posters are old & buggy.

http://powerpost.cjb.net/
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVe ... ngId=13291

What would be best is someone doing a linux port of powerpost, the source is available at the website.
Unfortunately noone has taken it up yet.
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:50 am

Image

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I do have a converted RPM to DEB for KNewspost ............ it installs OK and appears to be working but I keep on getting
Error 408 Authorisation ( response from my NNTP) - no an issue with Windows tho'

I've added the KNewspost DEB installer to the above group :

a.b.warez.linux

or you can grab it here:

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http://www.mediafire.com/?ctygxxjcslw



It's a KDE application - if you have better luck let me know :)
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby K » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:52 pm

Before you give up try different versions of wine. I remember the newer versions not working.

Try this one: http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/otherosfs/wine
If you're not running edgy it's ok, just grab the deb

You need to add 2 files from windows/system32 to the wine system32 dir: mfc42.dll and msvcrt.dll
Once you've got it up it runs like a charm.
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:04 am

OK

I've installed the older DEB for WINE .... the update manager wants me to upgrade it already.

I do have the two files you suggested I copy from Windows/System32

I'm stuck trying to find the Wine/System32 folder to try and move these files into there :(

So far I just get it attempting to load and it just hangs on my desktop eg

Image

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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:01 am

Just to let you know I've managed to get it working following your instructions, but haven't posted anything yet.

The only minor concern is that I keep getting 'update' messages for WINE .... is there anyway I can turn this off, or am I safe to update now??

BTW I'm using Feisty Fawn
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby K » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:33 pm

I'm glad you managed to get it going =)

When I last used powerpost with wine the latest release didn't work. I don't know whether they've fixed it yet. I tried multiple versions, they were either buggy or didn't work. The edgy version (0.9.22) worked best.

Try the new version and see. You can always uninstall and go back.
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:11 am

Tested it yesterday and it allowed me to post again !!!

Using the older version of WINE has disabled the use of WinRAR but that's about it. I can always use Archive Manager to extract (slower than WinRAR but does the job).

I don't think I will update just yet as I was using this build before - it's more important to me to be able to upload.

Thanks again

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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby chrome307 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:49 pm

Not to worry, found out that in the Synaptic Package Manager you can 'Lock' WINE so now I don't get the annoying pop-ups reminding me to update WINE to the latest build.
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby sabremyth » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:06 am

I tried Ypost. It works fine. It does require learning some but once you have your configuration file ready it becomes quite easy. It supports multi part posting. Haven't tried crossposting.
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby Kenrin » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:44 pm

I know this is an old thread but I was looking around for a binary poster.

Check out this forum post I found, downloading "winetricks" using wget even lets powerpost work on the latest version of wine (currently 1.01 on ubuntu intrepid)

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=544502
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby mesmer » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:40 pm

Try this......

It's based in Java, so you should be able to use it cross-platform. It supports SSL uploading too - kinda why I use it.

http://www.jbinup.com/en/

I use it in XP, and so far it works fine. I think the interface is initially in German, but you can change it to English easily.
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Re: Looking for a Binary Usenet Poster for Linux

Postby ZepTALicA » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:44 pm

I said it on another thread...but I use Forte Agent on WINE using UBUNTU (Hardy). Combine it with STUNNEL4 and you can have SSL encryption. Works like a charm.
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