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Re: bug#4294: 23.1; gnus fails with .authinfo containing default entry

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: bug#4294: 23.1; gnus fails with .authinfo containing default entry
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:56:11 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:03:07 -0400 "Joe Casadonte" <address@hidden> wrote: 

JC> to Emacs 23.1.1 and gnus version 5.11 to 5.13 (which was bundled with
JC> the new version of Emacs).  My .authinfo file contained several entries
JC> for different email accounts and a 'default' entry which had info for my
JC> news server.  It worked fine with gnus 5.11, but fails on the new gnus.

JC> If I remove the 'default' entry, everything works as I expect it to.  In
JC> looking at the code, I think the culprit is the dolist's in
JC> `netrc-machine-user-or-password', as there's no way to break out of the
JC> looping if you've found a match.  So, I moved the 'default' entry to the
JC> top of the file, figuring that it would be over-ruled by a later
JC> matching entry.  That did not work, though I don't understand why.  Only
JC> removing the 'default' entry entirely allows my mail accounts to pick up
JC> the correct login info.

Hi Joe,

sorry I couldn't reply sooner.  Would it be possible to provide your
.authinfo file so I'm sure that we're talking about the same things?
Rename the servers and change the passwords as you see fit, but the
original file is really useful in resolving your issue.


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