Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 389081
.elc have earlier timestamps than .el files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:23 EST
When loading vm, I get a slew of error messages saying that for example:
Source file `/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/vm/vm-mime.el' newer than byte-compiled\
This then causes the SLOWER but "newer" .el file to be loaded rather than the
faster but older byte-compiled .elc file.
I think to fix this just requires that you rebuild emacs-vm (.elc files) AFTER
emacs-vm-el (.el files)
Which package versions are you using? The bugzilla report template includes
these things for a reason - please don't just delete the questions that are
present when you report a bug (Versions of packages, Steps to reproduce,
Anyway, I can't reproduce the problem locally with:
Are you sure you haven't previously installed vm by hand and so have time stamp
skew? emacs-vm and emacs-vm-el are built at the sasme time in the buildsystem
from the same tarball, so there shouldn't be the problem you report, unless we
have a problem with the buildsystem.
Ah, yes, actually, you're right - there is a time skew:
$ ls -l --full-time /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/vm/vm-version*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5732 2007-10-13 00:44:39.000000000 +0100
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5559 2007-10-13 00:44:38.000000000 +0100
I will look into this, it's rather a peculiar problem. Anyway, in the meantime,
there is no need to install emacs-vm-el if you want to run VM - you only need
Have pushed new builds which should rectify this problem - they should appear in
the updates-testing repositoriy in the next day or two. If you want to test them
sooner than thaat, you can pull them directly from koji here:
Thanks - I know that I don't NEED the emacs-vm-el rpm but I do a fair bit of vm
hacking so I like to have the elisp source available.
As an aside, are you a Fedora packager? It would be great to have a
co-maintainer for this package who was familiar with the "guts" of VM - let me
know if you're interested in co-maintaining.
emacs-vm-126.96.36.1994-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update emacs-vm'
emacs-vm-188.8.131.524-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.