# Bug Tracker

ID 173🔗 2021-06-08 07:42:45 Closed (Fixed) glossaries 4.46 .glsdefs is not updated

## Description

Following are the steps to reproduce:
1. Compile minimal working example
2. Change the test glossary entry's description
3. Compile minimal working example
4. Compile minimal working example
Expected behavior: The new description should show up in the document.

Actual behavior: The old description shows up in the document.

While the documentation states "if you modify an entry definition, you need a second run to see the effect of your modification", this does not help.

Possible root of the bug:

\newrobustcmd{\new@glossaryentry}[2]{%
\ifundef\@gls@deffile
{%
\global\newwrite\@gls@deffile
\immediate\openout\@gls@deffile=\jobname.glsdefs
}%
{}%
\ifglsentryexists{#1}{}%
{%
\gls@defglossaryentry{#1}{#2}%
}%
\@gls@writedef{#1}%
}

By using \ifglsentryexists, the new dfinition is not used. Not even for \@gls@writedef.

## MWE

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
\begin{document}
\newglossaryentry{test}{name={t},description={Test2}}
\Glsentrydesc{test}
\end{document}


## Evaluation

Fixed in v4.47. (You may need to delete your .glsdefs file after upgrading.)

Note that this update slightly changes the format of the .glsdefs file. If anyone has a system that parses this file (for example, to pick up labels for autocompletion) it will need to be modified.

Old format:

\ifglsentryexists{label}{}%
{%
\gls@defglossaryentry{label}%
{%
key value list
}%
}%

New format:
\glsdefs@newdocentry{label}%
{%
key value list
}%

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