Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61336
emacs does not load files from a command line
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:59 EDT
Description of Problem:
An attempt to start emacs like that 'emacs -nw file.txt' results
in a message:
Invalid read syntax: ") or . in a vector"
and 'file.txt' is not loaded. One ends in a *scratch* buffer.
As far as I can see this complaint is coming from (byte-compile-file)
or at least from some function called by it.
After emacs started (find-file) called interactively works.
Alpha-specific - reassigning.
It is not really Alpha specific. The following three files are corrupted:
'leim-list.el' is _different_ than one from RH 7.2 for x86 and contains
an obvious garbage like that:
"hebrew" "Hebrew" 'quail-u11-22 Neil Booth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* cpplex.c (trigraph_l/hebrew")
Replacing it and byte-recompiling two other files solves emacs startup
I should add that I do not know if other elc files are not shot.
Those listed above were just those which I found trying to start
emacs and to recompile buggered python-mode.elc
Trond, your ball. Fix it.
This was never a problem on x86. Alpha specific, not my problem.
(as in: Just rebuild the thing :) We were told not to do alpha specific bugs)
I've checked this out. There is nothing wrong with the package as it stands at
emacs -nm <file> works out of the box and is not corrupted. I do not know if
this was simply rebuilt befire I got to look at.