@JanKusanagi if you were to share the post you linked to the other day https://identi.ca/balleyne/note/cVDOCTBDQSq9eb02tuhLvQ to me, would it appear in my stream, and then (the aim of this experiment) would I be able to follow @balleyne using Dianara rather than the web interface?
What version of Dianara is that?”
1.3.2. Looks like 1.3.7 is the newest. Darnit. This is the version that apt-cache policy says is current in ElementaryOS (Loki)
ElementaryOS is based on Ubuntu, and 1.3.2 is the version on my 16.04.3 install. My Debian (Stretch) install reports 1.3.6 as current, which is better, but it's a headless server. Maybe it's time for me to install a plain Debian desktop VM. Or sigh build from source.
Ah, that ancient version explains why it's having trouble reading the error message. Pump.io 4.0 changed a few things on how error messages are reported.
Supporting that is actually one of the improvements in the changelog for 1.4.0, so 1.3.7 wouldn't help with this.
You could try running from a command line with the --debug parameter (besides whatever parameters you already use, like --nohttps of course). The error could probably be read in the console output.