Bug 1130587 - emacs-nox no longer provides /usr/bin/emacs
Summary: emacs-nox no longer provides /usr/bin/emacs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Hracek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-15 15:22 UTC by Erik Logtenberg
Modified: 2014-08-21 09:44 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: emacs-24.3-24.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-08-21 09:44:31 UTC

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Description Erik Logtenberg 2014-08-15 15:22:39 UTC
Description of problem:

After updating to latest emacs-nox package, I can no longer run "emacs". I checked and emacs-nox (emacs-nox-24.3-22.fc20.x86_64) now contains these files:

$ rpm -ql emacs-nox

Previously (emacs-nox-24.3-17.fc20.x86_64) it was like this:

$ rpm -ql emacs-nox

Comment 1 Bill McGonigle 2014-08-16 17:34:41 UTC
Looks like fallout from bug 1123573 which wasn't addressed.

Urgent/Urgent please!

Comment 2 Jan Chaloupka 2014-08-18 05:27:44 UTC
Hello, Erik, Bill,

this is a proper fix as emacs-nox package provides emacs without x. Thus the binary is named emacs-nox, not emacs.

If you really need emacs instead of emacs-nox, create symlink to /usr/bin/emacs-nox.

# ln -s /usr/bin/emacs-nox /usr/bin/emacs

Comment 3 Bill McGonigle 2014-08-18 06:04:06 UTC
@Jan are you serious?  X11 has always been an optional mode for emacs, ever since emacs first got X11 support.

We've had /usr/bin/emacs as a text-mode emacs since at least Redhat Linux 7, and through the next 22 releases of Redhat and Fedora - you feel that this has been a bug all along that ought to be finally "fixed" mid-stream in Fedora 20?

At the very least you're breaking workflows in the middle of a release and ought to propose such a significant change for f21.  There are millions of users who are used to typing 'emacs' and now that's broken without notice.

Comment 4 Jan Chaloupka 2014-08-18 06:31:24 UTC
Lets reopen this bug. Thank you for explanation.

Comment 5 Erik Logtenberg 2014-08-18 08:16:05 UTC
I'm with Bill. Regardless of wether or not it is a good idea to change emacs to emacs-nox, it is certainly a horrible idea to do that in the middle of Fedora 20.

Propose it for F21 and I for one certainly hope it doesn't get approved. As for F20, please bring emacs without -nox back asap.

Comment 6 Jan Chaloupka 2014-08-18 08:29:58 UTC
I agree, already testing new build.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-08-18 10:55:04 UTC
emacs-24.3-24.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 9 Bill McGonigle 2014-08-18 11:44:08 UTC
Thanks.  Downloaded the srpm from koji and built/installed on my f20 laptop - looks good.  I'll add karma once it pushes to -testing.

Comment 11 Jan Chaloupka 2014-08-18 11:46:02 UTC
Thanks Bill for testing.

Comment 12 Erik Logtenberg 2014-08-18 11:48:48 UTC
Downloaded the binary package for F20 [1], installed, tested and confirmed. This fixes the issue. Jan Chaloupka, thank you very much.

[1] http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=565242

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2014-08-19 07:09:12 UTC
Package emacs-24.3-24.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing emacs-24.3-24.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2014-08-21 09:44:31 UTC
emacs-24.3-24.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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