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Re: gnus 20110821 will CoRrUpT your .newsrc.eld, you have been XwarnedX burned

jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:
> Use emacs-snapshot 1:20110821-1 and you won't be able to start gnus, as
> your .newsrc.eld got corrupted last session.

> Here's what wdiff(1) and uni2ascii(1) say now gets plastered into our
> .newsrc.eld files starting with emacs-snapshot 1:20110821-1

> {+(if (gnus-lrm-string-p gnus-tmp-qualified-group) (concat+}
> ======================================================================
>  {+#
>   ("0x200E" 0 1 (invisible t))) (gnus-correct-substring gnus-tmp-qualified-group 0 61))+}

I believe you can manually replace all the

#("XXX" 0 1 (invisible t))



to fix it.  Where XXX is the binary 0x200E.

Why this happened is that you used Gnus compiled with Emacs that
provided the function `string-mark-left-to-rigth'.  But it's been
renamed into `bidi-string-mark-left-to-rigth' in 2011-08-18, and
newly compiled Gnus will never use it.  I don't know what it is
for, so I have no idea to settle this problem appropriately.

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