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Re: Since AUCTeX installation, Gnus won't post on any Usenet group

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Since AUCTeX installation, Gnus won't post on any Usenet group
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 15:45:12 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Merciadri Luca <> writes:

> On Apr 18, 5:32 pm, Ralf Angeli <> wrote:
>> * Merciadri Luca (2010-04-18) writes:
>> > The only thing I have changed in my whole Emacs & Gnus config. is that
>> > I installed, some days ago, AUCTeX. Everything went right, and, even
>> > the installation's day, Gnus accepted to send articles on Usenet. Now,
>> > it won't do anything like that. Why? I changed nothing.
>> > Here is what I appended to my .emacs after having installed AUCTeX
>> > with preview-latex. (I have also tried by removing these lines from
>> > the .emacs, which does not change Gnus' behaviour.)
>> > ==
>> > (setq load-path (cons "~/auctex-11.86/" load-path))
>> > (setq load-path (cons "~/auctex-11.86/preview/" load-path))
>> > (load "~/auctex-11.86/auctex.el" nil t t)
>> > (load "~/auctex-11.86/preview/preview-latex.el" nil t t)
>> > ==
>> It should not be necessary to add the `preview' subdirectory to
>> `load-path' if you installed AUCTeX correctly.  Since preview-latex.el
>> is still in the `preview' subdirectory, I presume you did not run `make
>> install' as described in the installation instructions of AUCTeX.
> I did what was necessary: ./configure, make, make install. I just
> added these directories because I thought they were necessary.

That sounds like you added the compilation directories of AUCTeX to the
load path, a really bad idea.  And that you manually loaded the AUCTeX
files from the uninstalled files in the compilation directories.  Also a
really bad idea.  Is there a reason you don't follow the installation

> Actually, I think that AUCTeX is redefining some commands and
> shortcuts that are also used in Gnus. How could I modify the AUCTeX's
> shortcuts?

I don't think that is the case. You could try

M-x list-load-path-shadows RET

in order to see whether you borked your installation with duplicate

David Kastrup

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