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Not reading active file

From: Paulo Jorge Matos
Subject: Not reading active file
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 11:14:00 +0100
User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)

Hi all,

I've started playing with gnus. I have the following .gnus.el:

;; Initial select method. 
;; gnus-nntp-server overrides gnus-select-method so we don't want it.
(setq gnus-nntp-server nil)

(setq gnus-select-method '(nntp ""))

;; We do not wish to read what Lars want us to read so:
(setq gnus-default-subscribed-newsgroups nil)

;; This variable just tells us we want Gnus to check new groups on start
;; up when querying server.
(setq gnus-check-new-newsgroups 'ask-server)

;; Delete the list of killed servers...
(setq gnus-save-killed-list nil)

;; This variable tells GNus what to do when there are new groups
(setq gnus-newsgroup-method #'gnus-subscribe-zombies)

;;We don't want to use any news readers so let's 
;; ask gnus to ignore .newsrc files.
(setq gnus-save-newsrc-file nil)
(setq gnus-read-newsrc-file nil)

;; Let's ask gnus to backup startup file
(setq gnus-backup-startup-file t)

When it starts it says that it's reading active file from
vvia nntp, however, not even a byte gets in the computer. It seems that it
is not asking for any file. 

If I get into using telnet and ask for the active file:
telnet 119
list active

I get a huge listing of newsgroups. After some minutes gnus starts. How
can I know what has he done in the meantime since it seems he didn't get
any active file?


Paulo J. Matos : pocm [_at_] mega . ist . utl . pt
Instituto Superior Tecnico - Lisbon
Computer and Software Eng. - A.I.
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