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Re: Gnus archive group processing is broken

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Gnus archive group processing is broken
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 00:48:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:

>   gnus-message-archive-method's value is (nnfolder "")
> Instead of writing to, for instance, ~/Mail/archive/misc-mail-200410,
> it sometimes (normally?) writes to ~/Mail/misc-mail-200410.  Then when
> Gnus tries to start up subsequently, it fails because it tries to
> treat the folder as an nnml group when it's actually nnfolder.

The default value for `gnus-message-archive-method' is "archive".  If
you have an (nnfolder "") and an (nnml "") method, both will use
~/Mail/active as the active file, which will confuse both nnfolder
and nnml.

> This started happening relatively late in Gnus 5.10 development -- I
> don't know exactly when -- with a configuration I've been using for
> years.

Odd.  This shouldn't ever have worked, really. 

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  address@hidden * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen

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