[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups

From: Richmond
Subject: Re: Gnus Describe Group and Gnus Describe All Groups
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:51:45 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> 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?

OK I have upgraded to 27, and that has fixed the problem, although there
is a non-existant group called 215 with the description 'Newsgroup
descriptions in form "group description" '

Thanks for your help!

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]