Bug 2988 - emacs-nox attempts to use DOC file for emacs-x11
emacs-nox attempts to use DOC file for emacs-x11
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-05-23 19:02 EDT by Bryan Reece
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 16:17:26 EST
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Description Bryan Reece 1999-05-23 19:02:54 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.

------- Email Received From  bpreece@unity.ncsu.edu 05/26/99 19:21 -------
Comment 1 Alan Shutko 1999-06-29 16:39:59 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Bryan Reece 1999-06-30 12:13:59 EDT
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).
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-11 16:17:59 EST
Patch applied and fixed in the current devel tree.

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