Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443095
on startup emacs thinks another process is accessing .emacs.desktop
Last modified: 2009-03-05 09:19:03 EST
Description of problem:
emacs complains when starting up that pid $$ already has the .emacs.desktop
file open, when in fact the pid is the currently running instance.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GNU Emacs 188.8.131.52 (powerpc-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.12.8)
of 2008-02-18 on ppc3.fedora.redhat.com
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. touch .emacs.desktop
current and only instance accessing file should be able to do so without
warning about it. :(
have not tried rawhide on other arch yet.
same symptoms occur with both the graphical and nox versions.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Can you reproduce this problem with more recent packages of GNU Emacs (probably emacs-22.2-5.fc9)?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Can you reproduce this problem with more recent packages of GNU Emacs (probably
No. I juggled several of the desktop variables and it went away. However, I did have the default for the desktop setup when I started. (I had set nothing). Now it seems to require:
'(desktop-file-name-format (quote absolute))
'(desktop-path (quote (".")))
You can close this one. I have some more interesting behavior for the F10 version and will open another.
> You can close this one. I have some more interesting behavior for the F10
> version and will open another.