Re: Xemacs 21.1 and Gnus 5.8.3
"Willy Lee" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Nate" == Nate Bargmann <email@example.com> writes:
> > Yesterday I updated to 2.2r2 and decided to give Xemacs and Gnus a
> > try (I had been playing with Emacs 20.7 and Gnus 5.7 and it worked
> > fine). The problem seems to be that Gnus is ignoring the
> > .newsrc-dribble file and is reading the entire active file from my
> > ISP's news server.
> > First I encountered this after loading Gnus 5.8.3 on Xemacs. I
> > gathered there may be some incompatibility between the file written
> > by 5.7 and 5.8.3, so I removed ~/.newsrc-dribble and restarted Gnus.
> > It read the active file from the ISP and then gave me the short
> > default group list. So far so good, so I selected my favorite
> > groups and did some reading. I closed down Gnus and verified it had
> > written the groups and the read article numbers to
> > ~/.newsrc-dribble.
> Hm, this doesn't seem right. Should be #.newsrc-dribble#, and that
> should be deleted after quitting Gnus. Gnus should save the groups
> and read articles to the .newsrc and .newrc.eld files after quitting.
> Also, my (2.2r2) Gnus version in Xemacs is 5.8.7.
You have 5.8.7? Did you use the XEmacs package management system to
install it? My guess is that you did. Potato comes with 5.8.3-9 and,
as far as I can tell, that hasn't changed with any updates, and I
update the machine at least once a week.
I've avoided using XEmacs' package management, as I'm afraid it'll
cause a conflict with Debian package management. Can anyone tell me
what the policy on this is?
> > Now this morning I fired up Gnus and received the normal prompt:
> > Gnus auto-save file exists. Do you want to read it? (y or n)
> > So, I answered with a y and once again it began reading the entire
> > active file from the ISP, apparently ignoring ~/.newsrc-dribble. I
> This is what I would try:
> If you have the ~/.newsrc and ~/.newsrc.eld files, you should delete
> the ~/#.newsrc.dribble# file (when Gnus is not running), then start
> Gnus again. See if that works.
> If that doesn't work, you might try posting to comp.emacs.xemacs for
> more info/help.
I'd agree with Willy on this.
If you haven't customized too extensively you might also consider
starting over from scratch and removing ~/.newsrc.eld and
~/.newsrc. Of course if you've done more than just subscribe to news
groups, eg., set up mail groups, I'd post to comp.emacs.xemacs, or
even gnu.emacs.gnus and ask what those folks think.