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Bug for Emacs
Bug for Emacs
Tue, 21 Dec 2004 20:09:56 -0800
I have what I think is a bug to report.
I have emacs-21.2.1 running on Max OSX 10.3.7. However, before I realized this, I tried to download emacs from ftp.gnu.org, and also ftp.kernel.org. From kernel .org, I believe I downloaded 21.1 by mistake, and tried to configure it by typing
which failed with the following message:
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin7.7.0
configure: error: Emacs hasn't been ported to `powerpc-apple-darwin7.7.0' systems.
Check `etc/MACHINES' for recognized configuration names.
I then downloaded emacs-21.3 from ftp.gnu.org, with a similar result. Now, on the web at
the operating system Mac-OS X is listed as an OS which Emacs 21 runs on regardless of machine type. Clearly, I do have emacs running on my machine, so it does work. Then, there must be a problem with the configure script, or something related to it. By the way, when I run emacs, on my machine, I get the following in the initial buffer:
Welcome to GNU Emacs
Get help C-h (Hold down CTRL and press h)
Undo changes C-x u Exit Emacs C-x C-c
Get a tutorial C-h t Use Info to read docs C-h i
Ordering manuals C-h RET
Activate menubar F10 or ESC ` or M-`
(`C-' means use the CTRL key. `M-' means use the Meta (or Alt) key.
If you have no Meta key, you may instead type ESC followed by the character.)
GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (powerpc-apple-darwin7.0)
of 1976-04-01 on localhost
Copyright (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type C-h C-w for full details.
Emacs is Free Software--Free as in Freedom--so you can redistribute copies
of Emacs and modify it; type C-h C-c to see the conditions.
Type C-h C-d for information on getting the latest version.
It appears that my copy of emacs recognizes a different version of the OS or hardware than do the copies I downloaded.
Also, I am unclear on something. I have been using emacs on my Redhat system, and a port on WinXP. Both of those support multiple frames. However, when I typed C-x 5 2 on my copy of emacs, it did nothing, or else it blinked, but I don't see a new top-level window. If this is because it is running in terminal mode, that I understand. However, I can't seem to get a copy of emacs running NOT in terminal mode, and I think that if this is impossible, that should be explained somewhere.
Please get back to me about this.
- Bug for Emacs,
Pearson, Sean <=