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Re: Gnus archive group processing is broken

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Gnus archive group processing is broken
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 09:45:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     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.
> Would it be a good idea to detect that case and call display-warning
> or do something else?

Yes, it would.  It's not trivial to detect, though.  Let's see...  if
`nnml-server-opened' and `nnfolder-server-opened' both are true at
some point, and both use the same directory, then a warning could be

Perhaps the right place would be after scanning for new news.  I've
now done this in the development Gnus, and we'll see how that goes... 

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  address@hidden * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen

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