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Re: gnus-kill-newsgroup error

From: Richmond
Subject: Re: gnus-kill-newsgroup error
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2020 17:04:25 +0100
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Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> 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.
Probably but I am not sure I want to just yet. On the last system which
is now dead I did upgrade but it caused various other problems.

>>> 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?
I don't think it is getting loaded, although it might be. But it was the
file which was called .gnu-emacs which I renamed to dotgnu-emacs so that
it wouldn't get used. (dot = . )

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