Bug 603192 - cl module pre-loaded in i686 Emacs but not in x86_64 (or in other distributions)
Summary: cl module pre-loaded in i686 Emacs but not in x86_64 (or in other distributions)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs
Version: 13
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karel Klíč
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-11 19:57 UTC by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2013-03-03 23:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 18:02:15 UTC

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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2010-06-11 19:57:02 UTC
Description of problem:
The search function, part of cl-seq 
(/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/emacs-lisp/cl-seq.elc from emacs-common)

works in the i686 build but not in x86_64. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start emacs
2. M-x ielm
3. (describe-function 'search)
4. Try (search "foo" "bar") and (search "foo" "darfur")
Actual results:
#3 and both cases of #4 return
*** Eval error ***  Symbol's function definition is void: search

Expected results:
#3 -> in new frame:
search is a compiled Lisp function.

(search SEQ1 SEQ2 [KEYWORD VALUE]...)
... etc.

#4 -> first example: nil; second example: 3

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2010-06-11 20:08:18 UTC
Note: this is still the case in 23.2-4, which is the latest Koji build for F-13

Comment 2 Michel Alexandre Salim 2010-06-11 21:15:15 UTC
So I guess this is not really urgent, as there are two workarounds:

1. (require 'cl)
2. Use string-match-p instead of search

on openSUSE 11.1 (both precompiled 22.3 and self-compiled 23.2) the Fedora x86_64 behavior is reproducible; only on Fedora 13 i686 is 'cl pre-loaded (somewhere in the site-wide file, as starting with --no-site-file reproduces the behavior of the other distributions).

The odd thing is, the Emacs packages I have installed on the i686 machine are the same as the ones on x86_64:

on i686:
$ rpm -qa emacs\* | sort

on x86_64:

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