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Re: problem configuring xemacs gnus on windows

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: problem configuring xemacs gnus on windows
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:39:54 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, Jun 13 2004, fesio aka franck wrote:

> 1°) Unpack the emacs-21.3-bin-i386.tar.gz distribution in my C:\Program
> Files\Xemacs\ directory

"emacs-21.3-bin-i386.tar.gz" is most probably GNU Emacs.  Putting it
in an "XEmacs" directory is quite confusing.

> 2°) Add the following line to my existing conf\x-init.el file :
> (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp ""))
> where is set properly to
> (1) (stream/warning) cannot get IP address for host "news"

This means that you didn't set `gnus-select-method' in one of the init
files.  "news" is the default.

See Questions 3.1 and 3.2 in the Gnus FAQ [1]:

,----[ (info "(gnus)[3.1]") ]
| I just installed Gnus, started it via  `M-x gnus'  but it only says
| "nntp (news) open error", what to do?

,----[ (info "(gnus)[3.2]") ]
| I'm working under Windows and have no idea what ~/.gnus means.

On Sun, Jun 13 2004, Nelson Ferreira wrote:

> Try putting on your .xemacs/init.el or .gnus:
> (setq gnus-nntp-server nil)

This is already the default value.  And the variable is obsolete.
Franck already tries to set `gnus-select-method' as mentioned in his

Bye, Reiner.

[1] on <URL:> or
   (info "(gnus)Frequently Asked Questions") in Emacs Info.
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