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Bug 66498 - missing package emacs-nox
missing package emacs-nox
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-06-11 10:02 EDT by Warren Jasper
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Description Warren Jasper 2002-06-11 10:02:34 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, 

Editor: emacs-nox

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

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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!

Additional info:
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-06-11 10:08:04 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Alex Yacoub 2002-06-27 12:17:14 EDT
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?
Comment 3 Alex Yacoub 2002-06-27 12:18:53 EDT
Ignore my ignorant comment.  I posted it before reading bug 64832.
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2004-01-23 12:14:23 EST
Fwiw emacs-nox is available again with emacs-21.3-9 soon
in FC devel.

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