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Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups

From: Richmond
Subject: Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:49:32 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> Richmond <> writes:
>> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
>>> Richmond <> writes:
>>>> Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>>>>> Richmond <> writes:
>>>>>> When viewing the list of subscribed groups in gnus, you can select
>>>>>> from                                                  
>>>>>> the group menu an option to describe the group (ctrl-c ctrl-d). For
>>>>>> this                                                 
>>>>>> group the description is "News reading under GNU Emacs using GNUS
>>>>>> (in                                                    
>>>>>> English)." There is also an option to describe all groups (alt-d
>>>>>> or                                                      
>>>>>> M-d). I anticipated that this would put the description like
>>>>>> above                                                       
>>>>>> beside each group, but it just puts the group name. Is this a
>>>>>> bug?                                                       
>>>>> When I run `gnus-group-describe-all-groups' it pops up a completely
>>>>> separate buffer containing all group descriptions, one per line.
>>>>> `gnus-group-describe-group', on the other hand, just echoes the
>>>>> description in the minibuffer. Neither of the commands actually change
>>>>> how the *Group* buffer looks. Is that not what you're seeing?
>>> Which of the above servers hosts the groups that aren't producing
>>> descriptions correctly? I only use If the server is
>>> freely accessible I can try reproducing the behavior.
>> There are no descriptions from any servers that I have tried (using
>> gnus-group-describe-all-groups). You could try, that is
>> freely available.
> So far it works fine for me for and
> *: Messages with the beta-nature.
> *: Advertisements for Akron area businesses.
> *: Discussion about the Akron Regional 
> Free-Net.
> *: Internet access in the Akron, Ohio, area.
> *: announcements and discussion of jobs in the 
> Akron area.
> simply seems to not provide group descriptions at all.
> Remind me of the version of Emacs/Gnus you're using?

26.3. I compiled it from source.

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