Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66498
missing package emacs-nox
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:05 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-4 i686)
Description of problem:
When running mh, I like to select emacs as my editor. However, when I'm
on a slow connection, I like to use the nox version (emacs -nw). However,
in the .mh_profile file,
worked just fine until that was taken out. I have not figured out a way to
pass an argument ie
Editor: emacs -nw /* does not work */
How do I envoke emacs in the "no X" mode without passing it an argument,
similar to /usr/bin/emacs-nox
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.in the file ~/.mh_profile add the line Editor: emacs-nox
2.comp (compose a message)
3.emacs-nox is not there!
Emacs-nox isn't missing - as you've noted, you can run emacs with "-nw".
As for how you pass arguments through .mh_profile, I'm not sure, but this is a
bug report forum, not a support channel. I suggest you ask on some mailing lists
- e.g. valhalla-list or redhat-list.
I feel that the lack of a nox package is a bug, because the emacs package
depends on XFree86-libs. For those of us who want emacs but don't want X, this
is a definite problem.
What prompted RedHat to deprecate the nox package?
Ignore my ignorant comment. I posted it before reading bug 64832.
Fwiw emacs-nox is available again with emacs-21.3-9 soon
in FC devel.