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Re: More gnewb questions

From: notbob
Subject: Re: More gnewb questions
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 17:59:36 GMT
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

On 2009-06-01, Adam Sjøgren <> wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Jun 2009 17:11:39 GMT, notbob wrote:
>> I tried it and gnus doesn't work at all, now.
> Could you be a little more specific? What did you do, what did you
> expect to happen and what happened?

Hmmm.... after trying it half a dozen times and getting everything from
freezups to stall out dead, it worked perfectly.  Go figure.  (I'm not above
operator error ;)

> I'm sure suggestions for improvements/patches will be welcomed :-)

If I learn how to fly this thing before I die of old age, I'll definitely
contribute.  ;)

> It is something a news-server keeps, and maintains.

"When Gnus starts, or indeed whenever it tries to determine whether new
articles have arrived, it reads the active file. This is a very large file
that lists all the active groups and articles on the server."

See what I mean about vague?  Didn't say active file was ON the server.

"The active file can be rather Huge, so if you have a slow network, you can
set gnus-read-active-file to nil to prevent Gnus from reading the active

Talk about between the lines.  

>> Also, a ~/.gnus.el file has yet to be created.  I gotta do it manually?
> Yes.

OK.  I did.  Now what?

> P.S. Please trim the quoted text, thanks :-)

I usually do unless I think it's needed for context.


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