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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 14:38:41 -0900
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Possible solution!

I loaded emacs -q, ran list-packages, look at the info for help-fns+.el and understood that it would need to be re-compiled with a newer version of emacs.

I just re-compiled help-fns+.el as per instructions in the info file and the problem is solved.

I have much snow to shovel here - may not check email for several hours.

Hopefully further testing won't turn up further hiccups.



On 2/20/20 12:30 PM, Noam Postavsky wrote:
Tim Johnson <address@hidden> writes:

Noam, I am not familiar with edebug.

Can you give me some more code examples?
Basically just put point on the source code of describe-package, and hit
C-u C-M-x, that will instrument the function.  Then run
package-menu-describe-package with "?" or however, and you will stop in
describe-package.  Press space to step through each expression.

On 2/20/20 11:22 AM, Noam Postavsky wrote:
Tim Johnson <address@hidden> writes:

(package-desc-p (tabulated-list-get-id))
just returns t
    message("No package specified")
    describe-package(#s(package-desc :name ack :version (1 8) :summary...
Hmm, very strange.  Could you step through describe-package with edebug,
and see how this condition is getting taken, even though package-desc-p
should apparently be returning t?

    (if (not (or (package-desc-p package) (and package (symbolp package))))
        (message "No package specified")


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