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bug#39682: 26.3; Help window for list-packages disabled

From: Tim Johnson
Subject: bug#39682: 26.3; Help window for list-packages disabled
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:52:39 -0900
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/60.9.0

On 2/19/20 5:01 PM, Noam Postavsky wrote:
Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

retitle 39682 26.3; Help window for list-packages disabled when dired+ is
Give it any title you like, of course.

But I think this title may be misleading.
IIUC, the problem arises also without Dired+
- with el-get.el instead, for example.

As far as I understood that thread, it was el-get in addition to
dired+.  This bug report doesn't mention el-get though.  And so far I
haven't been able to reproduce problem anyway.

Tim, could you post what M-: (tabulated-list-get-id) RET gives when this
problem happens?  (That seems to be important part of
package-menu-describe-package, which is what '?' calls.)

Sorry about that Drew. The conclusions from the thread were as you describe them. While following code from el-get I found that the error manifested at the point of a sexp that loaded packages with additional arguments. I.E. in

el-get-elpa.elĀ  -> (require 'package nil t) or something like that.

I'm operating with a bare minimum of elisp knowledge AND I've been retired for 5 years. ... :)

Here is *Messages* and tabulated-list-get-id

For information about GNU Emacs and the GNU system, type C-h C-a.
Importing package-keyring.gpg...done
Package refresh done
No package specified
#s(package-desc ace-window (0 9 0) "Quickly switch windows." ((avy (0 2 0))) single "gnu" nil ((:keywords "window" "location") (:authors ("Oleh Krehel" . "address@hidden")) (:maintainer "Oleh Krehel" . "address@hidden") (:url . "https://github.com/abo-abo/ace-window";)) nil)



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