xemacs (from testing) cannot generate a dired listing.
To see the problem: xemacs -q
C-x d RET
this will try to generate a dired listing for the users
home dir - hopefully there are some files in it.
The result will be a failure message in the echo area: "No file on this line"
There is a fix for this: I pulled the xemacs packages from CVS and installed
it locally. The problem is not present when I used the CVS package set.
There is already a fix for this in -testing. Please try out the fix posted to bz 504422 and report there if it does not solve the problem for you. Ignore the fact that that bug is closed; that was a mistake on my part.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 504422 ***