Linfbb maintenance scripts modified.

Brain n1uro has write a script to getting reports sent to you nightly from your maintenance.


SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf sysmail`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf call`

echo "--- Running epurmess"


echo "SP $SYSOP@$HADD" >> $MAIL
echo "MSG MAINT at $HADD" >> $MAIL
cat /usr/local/var/ax25/fbb/epurmess.res >> $MAIL
echo "/EX" >> $MAIL
exit $ret


SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf sysmail`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf call`

echo "--- Running epurwp"

$LIBDIR/tool/epurwp 40 90

echo "SP $SYSOP@$HADD" >> $MAIL
echo "WP MAINT at $HADD" >> $MAIL
cat /usr/local/var/ax25/fbb/epurwp.res >> $MAIL
echo "/EX" >> $MAIL
exit $ret

I have some trouble to get things going so i change some line in the scipt.

I have change the line

SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf sysmail`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf call`


SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf -f /usr/local/etc/ax25/fbb/fbb.conf sysop`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf -f /usr/local/etc/ax25/fbb/fbb.conf call`

fbbgetconf needs a option.

Output off the script.

R:180115/0001Z @:PI8LAP.#ZL.NLD.EURO #:20813 [Kortgene] $:20813_PI8LAP

To  : PD2LT@


File cleared  :   33 private message(s)    
              : 5664 bulletin message(s)   
              : 4665 active message(s)     
              : 1032 killed message(s)     
              : 5697 total message(s)      
              :    8 archived message(s)   
              :   44 destroyed message(s)  
              :    0 Timed-out message(s)  
              :    0 No-Route message(s)   

Start computing     : 18-01-15 02:01
End computing       : 18-01-15 02:01
R:180115/0001Z @:PI8LAP.#ZL.NLD.EURO #:20814 [Kortgene] $:20814_PI8LAP

To  : PD2LT@


WP updated :   249 total record(s)      
           :     0 updated record(s)    
           :     1 deleted records(s)   
           :     0 WP update line(s)    

Start computing     : 18-01-15 01:01
End computing       : 18-01-15 01:01


5 thoughts on “Linfbb maintenance scripts modified.”

  1. Hi Neils
    I have tried the Linfbb Maintainence script and it does not generate any daily
    files are in the directories you mention.
    do i need to set up any new lines in fbb.conf or create a cron job for each file
    if i run the files manually they work and a is sent to the BBS
    can you suggest a cron job to run them daily.
    Ken G7VJA

    1. Hi Ken,
      I’m sorry, I made a mistake.
      At first I didn’t realize what was going on. But I found the error.
      I had said it should be copied to /usr/lib/fbb/script/maintenance/ but it must be /usr/local/lib/fbb/script/maintenance/

      So copy the files to /usr/local/lib/fbb/script/maintenance/ and run the housekeeping with /K in sysop mode.
      Now you get some maintenance mail. (I hope)

      I will adjust the text in the message.
      Sorry for the inconvenience.

      73 Niels

  2. Hi Neils
    Just a follow up on the scripts
    i put two lines in crontab which worked at 13:00 today, i will be changing the time to 23:00 tomorrow as it has run already
    0 13 * * * root /home/kenny/20_epurmess sysop
    0 13 * * * root /home/kenny/20_epurwp sysop
    my question is
    why are the start – End computing times different , ie 13:00 and 02:01

    Start computing : 19-12-04 13:00
    End computing : 19-12-04 13:00
    Start computing : 19-12-04 02:01
    End computing : 19-12-04 02:01

    regards & 73
    Ken G7VJA – GB7COW

    1. Hi Ken,
      If I run it from housekeeping then this problem does not exist. So I think the problem is that you are running it off from a cronjob. If I running it manually i also have this problem.

      73 Niels

  3. Hi Neils
    Thanks for your reply,
    the scripts did not work with Xfbb housekeeping set for 3:00am
    if it just the WP time that shows different then i will leave the lines in crontab
    as it is not effecting anything.
    i am waiting to see if my other Xfbb BBS running on a Pi3 will run the scripts at 23:00
    tonight, if not then i will try it with the two lines in crontab as well.
    thanks for your help.
    like the website, interesting items
    73 Ken g7vja

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