Bug 1878290

Summary: color-themes package calls for obsolete package cl; make emacs non-functional
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Garrett Mitchener <garrett.mitchener>
Component: emacs-color-themeAssignee: Arun S A G <sagarun>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Garrett Mitchener 2020-09-11 19:35:59 UTC
Description of problem:

Start emacs. It will halt before starting up completely with an error message about how cl is deprecated.

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How reproducible:

every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install emacs and emacs-color-theme
2. start emacs

Actual results:

It will halt before starting up completely with an error message about how cl is deprecated. emacs is largely non-functional after this.

Expected results:

Normal emacs start up.

Additional info:

Apparently this color-theme package requires the cl emacs package, which has been declared obsolete as of emacs 27.  The loading of the color-theme package causes emacs's startup process to halt with a cryptic error message.  From then on emacs is largely useless.  And it's an absolute miracle that I figured out that this color-theme package is the culprit.

Comment 1 Fedora Program Management 2021-04-29 16:37:34 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2021-05-25 16:44:00 UTC
Fedora 32 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2021-05-25. Fedora 32 is
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