Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2988
emacs-nox attempts to use DOC file for emacs-x11
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
With emacs-20.3-15 and emacs-nox-20.3-15 installed,
describe-function (C-h d) prints random pieces of doc
strings rather than the correct ones. To reproduce,
try C-h d fround RET in emacs-nox.
The problem appears to be that the DOC string generated when
building emacs-nox is lost because both the X11 and non-X
versions get the same version number. A possible fix would
seem to be to give the non-X emacs a different build number,
thus giving its doc file a different name.
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Is there any reason to have both emacs and emacs-nox installed? emacs
runs perfectly fine in character-mode. The only difference is that
emacs is linked against the X libraries and emacs-nox is not, allowing
you to install emacs-nox if you don't have the X libraries.
Otherwise, you can just install emacs.
To use emacs (with X) in character-mode, either unset DISPLAY or start
it as emacs -nw.
emacs-20.3-15 contains files common to both the X11 and non-X
versions. It has no emacs binary. One of emacs-X11-20.3-15 or
emacs-nox-20.3-15 is required to get a working installation.
The reason I don't just go ahead and use emacs-X11 on that machine is
that it is painfully slow on a small machine ("Eight Megabytes And
Constantly Swapping" is no longer a joke, at least with emacs 20.3
linked against X).
Patch applied and fixed in the current devel tree.