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Re: Emacs 21.1 Build Problems - Redhat Gnu/Linus 7.1

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 Build Problems - Redhat Gnu/Linus 7.1
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 22:17:21 +0200

> From: "Kevin Nolish" <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 15:01:04 -0500
> > > I checked etc/PROBLEMS but didn't see anything that seemed to match my
> > > symptoms.
> >
> > The version of PROBLEMS in the current development sources includes
> > an entry about this.
> Suggestion - Add the all 0's file, or non-executable file symptom to the
> PROBLEMS file.  While the NFS problem is listed, it wasn't obvious to me
> that my problem was a manifstation of NFS in a somewhat different guise.

Sorry, my wording was ambiguous: I didn't mean to say that this issue
is already in PROBLEMS that you have.  I meant that we added another
entry after Emacs 21.1 was released.  Here's its text:

    * Emacs binary is not in executable format, and cannot be run.

    This was reported to happen when Emacs is built in a directory mounted
    via NFS.  Usually, the file `emacs' produced in these cases is full of
    binary null characters, and the `file' utility says:

        emacs: ASCII text, with no line terminators

    We don't know what exactly causes this failure.  A work-around is to
    build Emacs in a directory on a local disk.

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