Re: gnus & nnslashdot
"Keith O'Connell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> When I first started using gnus a few years ago I managed to
> get slashdot messages into gnus, but for me at that time it
> was all a bit much to try and control, so I commented out the
> slashdot specific lines in .gnus.
You'd probably have more luck asking about Gnus on the gnu.emacs.gnus
newsgroup than here...
> After seeing a post elsewhere about Slashdot, I thought I
> would give it another go so I reactivated the lines. I can
> read the group headings, but when I try to retrieve the
> messages I am told that I need newer version of nnslashdot.
Well, you have
> User-Agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2
which is the version of Gnus 5.8.8 bundled with FSF Emacs. That's a
couple of years old at this point, you might try getting Gnus 5.10.2
(new mostly-stable release of Gnus) from http://www.gnus.org/dist/,
unpack the tar file, and set your load-path to point to that
directory. In .emacs:
Then when you start Emacs you'll have the newer Gnus (use M-x
gnus-version to check). For bonus points, you might also want to add
gnus/texi to the front of Info-directory-list to be able to read the
manual in Emacs Info.
David Maze email@example.com http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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