Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 991625
Emacs has gnus-util compiled in, requiring a workaround to use gnus from git
Last modified: 2015-02-17 11:32:08 EST
Description of problem:
I use the version of gnus from git.gnus.org. After upgrading to Fedora 19 gnus would error out with: gnus-group-highlight-line: Symbol's function definition is void: gnus-get-text-property-excluding-characters-with-faces
That function is, in fact, defined in gnus-util.el. However the packaged version of emacs on Fedora 19 comes with an older version of gnus and that version of gnus-util.el, which does not define the function, is compiled in. I am forced to explicitly load the newer one in one of my startup files as a work around. I asked on the gnus mailing list about this and was recommended to report it as a Fedora bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.8.2) of 2013-07-22 on buildvm-11.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir ~/gnus-src ; cd ~/gnus-src ; git clone http://git.gnus.org/gnus.git
2. add the resulting lisp directory to load-path
3. run emacs and M-x gnus
The error noted above
My group buffer
I determined the problem by running emacs -q followed by C-h v features and noting that gnus-util was there.
Someone on the gnus list noted to me that emacs -q is not the same as emacs --no-site-file. Sure enough the problem does not exist if I do not load site-start.el. So the problem is there, not in the compiled emacs.
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