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Finally, I could pinpoint my question:

What can interfere with glossaries to prevent printing?

It looks like a combined interference happens here. \printglossaries will hang, if you uncomment \usepackage{enumitem}. What is more, glossaries works both with beamerarticle alone, and enumitem alone. The hanging occurs only if both are present.

Here goes an MWE:

\documentclass{memoir}

%\usepackage{enumitem}  

    \usepackage{beamerarticle}  

    \usepackage{hyperref}
    \usepackage[toc,acronym]{glossaries}
    \makeglossaries
    \newacronym{abc}{ABC}{a sample acronym}
    \newacronym{xyz}{XYZ}{another sample acronym}

    \newglossaryentry{sample}{name={sample},description={an example}}

    \begin{document}
    First use: \gls{abc}, \gls{xyz}, \gls{sample}.
    Next use: \gls{abc}, \gls{xyz}.
    \glossarystyle{altlisthypergroup}
    \printglossaries
    \end{document}

An additional question: how (in which order) the hyperref-related packages should be invoked? (I am using internal labels, for tables, listings, figures, citations, indexes, glossary items) Recently I have the experience that clicking on citations work OK, but clicking on acronyms not.

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    This example works for me with both enumitem and beamerarticle enabled, except for the warning that \glossarystyle is deprecated and \setglossarystyle should be used instead. Do you use the latest package versions? – user31729 May 14 '16 at 20:42
  • I am not sure. I used to upgrade the setup if I have some problems. Last time I did it about 3 months ago, and using Ubuntu defaults. I'll check. – katang May 15 '16 at 8:47
  • The version number will be in the .log file. Search for a line starting with Package: glossaries. Compare it with the version number listed on CTAN. – Nicola Talbot May 15 '16 at 11:29
  • It looks like timestamp of glossaries is 2016-04-30, while that of my TeX is 2016-04-21. – katang May 15 '16 at 18:36