Newznab frequently asked questions
Here are a list of Newznab frequently asked questions I’ve noticed in IRC the past few days. This is a list that will grow as I think of more. But essentially, it should help.
Right, lets crack on!
I’ve installed…but none of my links are working!
Read INSTALL.TXT Allowoverride All must be set in your apache vhost conf.
Set: error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_STRICT – in php.ini.
Does my USP support compressed headers?
If it’s not Astra Web.. No
I’ve run update_binaries.php but I’m not getting any releases!
If you are not using newznab+ you will need to create some regex in admin/regex-list.php. If you are using newznab+ ensure your ID is in place to receive all user contributed regex.
That’s strange, I have got nn+ but still no releases
Well young fellow, make sure you’ve added your Newznab ID in Admin/Site-edit and run update_releases to download the regexs.
HELP! I’ve donated and can’t get on the SVN link!
The svn link in the email is an SVN link and not a http link – Make sure you’re using an svn client. Please note the username and password are NOT the same. Do not copy and paste them. Type them out.
What the hell is SVN?
I’m not getting any covers for my music etc
You need the amazon etc api keys.
To get your key(s) 1) Goto aws.amazon.com and sign in. 2) Click Account on the top menu bar and select Security Credentials. 3) Scroll down to the section that says Access Credentials. 4) You also need to sign up here for an affiliate key https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/. Covers for console/book/music are picked up at 100 per iteration.
Step 6 of the install just goes to a blank page for me
Make sure you’ve not edited the folder structure of newznab IT WILL NOT WORK IF YOU CHANGE IT!!!
When should I be running a cron file?
NO NO NO NO CRONS! If you’re running linux. Run the newznab_screen script in newznab/misc/update_scripts/nix_scripts. If windows, newznab/misc/update_scripts/win_scripts Runme.bat
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