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Re: "Cannot read active file from nntp server"

From: Miguel Guedes
Subject: Re: "Cannot read active file from nntp server"
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 12:27:22 +0100
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I absolutely hate replying to my own posts but I'm making an exception in this instance as I would really love to be able to access newsgroups from within emacs.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong OR how I could diagnose the problem?

Quoting from my previous message and topic starter:

On 02/05/12 10:01, Miguel Guedes wrote:

I can't get emacs gnus to list any newsgroups when I fire it up.

This is what I do:

M-x gnus
<enter username when asked>
<enter password when asked>

Then, when it loads up, I get a blank *Group* screen and the "No more
unread newsgroups" message.

Then attempting to retrieve the full group list from the server using A
A results in the error message "Cannot read active file from nntp server".

The only settings I added to my .emacs file are:

;; Setup NNTP newsgroups
(setq gnus-select-method '(nntp ""))
(setq gnus-read-active-file nil)

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