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Re: bug: emacs 21.1 build failure


From: Pavel Janík
Subject: Re: bug: emacs 21.1 build failure
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 10:35:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1.50 (i386-suse-linux-gnu)

   From: "Nicholas J. Kain" <address@hidden>
   Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 14:30:25 -0500

   > When trying to build emacs 21.1 (umodified, downloaded from ftp.gnu.org), I
   > consistently have the build fail with the error:
   > 
   > --------
   > 
   > Loading float-sup...
   > ((40609 . 4242) (8109 . 0) (511 . 43) 70097 105505 (14 . 9) (21 . 0) (7042 
. 1463))
   > Loading vc-hooks...
   > Loading ediff-hook...
   > ((41561 . 3290) (8193 . 0) (512 . 42) 71041 105521 (14 . 9) (21 . 0) (7102 
. 1403))
   > Finding pointers to doc strings...
   > Opening doc string file: no such file or directory, ../ews keeps 
thetc/DOC-21.1.1
   > make[1]: *** [emacs] Error 255
   > make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/njk/install/emacs-21.1/src'
   > make: *** [src] Error 2
   > 
   > ------- 
   > 
   > To me, it appears that the text "ews keeps th" or "ws keeps the" is being
   > inserted into what should be "../etc/DOC-21.1.1".  This text would appear 
to
   > come from lisp/window.el line 206 or the compiled result window.elc.

This seems to me like corrupted memory or disk. What file-system do you
use? Can you try memtest86? Can you test another computer? When you compile
it for the second time (in the clean tree), does it make a difference?
-- 
Pavel Janík

HARDFAIL("Not enough magic.");
                  -- 2.4.0-test2 drivers/block/nbd.c



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