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Re: gnus-kill-newsgroup error

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: gnus-kill-newsgroup error
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 08:53:06 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richmond <> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
>> Richmond <> writes:
>>> Due to my computer dying I lost some changes. One of which was to stop
>>> subscribing to new groups. But even though I reapplied this change, I
>>> was unable to launch gnus because of this error. I cannot find any
>>> reference in the lisp to this function gnus-kill-newsgroup but something
>>> is calling it and then failing. I got gnus working in the end by
>>> removing the mozilla server from .gnus.
>>> There was a reference in to this function in .gnu-emacs but I renamed
>>> this file to dotgnu-emacs but still the error occured. Can functions get
>>> copied around?
>> `gnus-kill-newsgroup' was removed from Gnus (or at least this Gnus
>> change was merged into Emacs master) in 2012, so it's been a while.
> Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

That's a pretty old Emacs -- is there a chance you could upgrade to 26?
27 is almost out.

>> What version of Emacs are you using? You're not still loading an
>> external Gnus installation, are you?
> No. I had to re-install linux etc. So starting from scratch.
>> You talk about changes, and "reapplying changes", what does that mean?
> Some time ago, maybe a couple of months, I asked in this group why gnus
> was subscribing to groups and as a result of that I made changes to
> .gnus and got rid of .gnu-emacs-custom
>> What seems most likely is that you've got some custom functions in
>> your.gnus.el or elsewhere that are still calling `gnus-kill-newsgroup'.
> The problem is I cannot find any reference to it.
> I do this:
> find . -type f -print|xargs grep -i gnus-kill-newsgroup
> All it finds is this:
> ./dotgnu-emacs:          (gnus-kill-newsgroup newsgroup)))

So presumably this file is getting loaded somehow? I don't see that
that's a standard filename of any sort. If you look at that file, what
is that code a part of?

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