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
Looks like fallout from bug 1123573 which wasn't addressed.
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
@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.
Lets reopen this bug. Thank you for explanation.
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.
I agree, already testing new build.
emacs-24.3-24.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Thanks. Downloaded the srpm from koji and built/installed on my f20 laptop - looks good. I'll add karma once it pushes to -testing.
Thanks Bill for testing.
Downloaded the binary package for F20 , installed, tested and confirmed. This fixes the issue. Jan Chaloupka, thank you very much.
* 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).
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.