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Re: [vox-tech] newbie annoyed with tin



katie,

try this:

$ export NNTPSERVER=news.ucdavis.edu
$ tin -r

see if that helps.   this will only "work" as long as you're coming in
on ucd's modem pool.  if you're using DSL, you'll have to use a
different news server.

just to let you know, some people like a newsreader named slrn.  i have
a feeling that slrn is to tin as mutt is to pine.  however, it took me
almost 2 years to switch to mutt, so i have another year or so before i
need to switch over to slrn.  ;)

also, some people like browser newsreaders like mozilla, but frankly,
browser anything (except for good old fashioned browsing) makes me barf.

pete


begin Katie <krwright1@yahoo.com> 
> Oh wise and powerful rulers of linux, I grovel before
> you seeking your wisdom.
> 
> I wanted tin, so I downloaded it from the net.  When I
> tried to install it with KPackage I was told it needed
> libncurses.  So I downloaded and installed libncurses.
>  Then I installed tin.  It seemed to be successful.  I
> brought up a terminal to try it.  It didn't work. 
> Here's what happened:
> 
> 1. [...katie]$tin
> 2. this message flashed at the bottom of the screen
> really quickly:
> 
> copyright...
> can't open /var/lib/news/active
> try tin -r to read news via NNTP
> 
> 3. [...katie]$
> 
> I tried the tin -r, got a "cannot connect to server"
> message.  So I tried creating /var/lib/news/active. 
> That didn't work either.  2am is a bad time to be
> dealing with this, maybe I just made a sloppy mistake.
>  What do I do? :-(
> 
> =====
> Only two things are necessary to keep a redhead happy.
> One is to let her think she is having her own way,
> and the other is to let her have it. :)
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