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Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:50:49 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richmond <> writes:

> 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.

Okay, with Emacs 26 I am able to reproduce that behavior. I don't think
Emacs 26 is getting bugfixes at this point, though, so I'm not sure what
to tell you. Is upgrading your Emacs a possibility?

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