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Re: ?? emacsclient: can't find socket; have you started the server? <--


From: Christian Seberino
Subject: Re: ?? emacsclient: can't find socket; have you started the server? <--Why this?
Date: 17 Sep 2003 13:41:39 -0700

Stefan

Thanks so much for your help.  I was
using emacs server and emacsclient from DIFFERENT Emacs versions.

I have 2 (1 from default install and 1 from CVS server) Emacs versions.

Using right emacsclient made everything work.

Thanks again,

Chris



"Stefan Monnier" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> > I started an emacs session and ran server-start.
> > I then opened an xterm and verified $EDITOR was set to emacsclient.
> > I then did "emacsclient somefile" hoping it would run in my old emacs
> > process but instead I got following message....
> > emacsclient: can't find socket; have you started the server? 
> > What am I doing wrong??
> 
> Assuming both processes are run on the same machine by the same user, this
> looks like a bug.  Please give more information about the Emacs version
> you're using and the `emacsclient' version you're using.
> 
> > What is this about a socket??
> 
> A `socket' is a thingy used to comunicate between processes.
> Most likely your problem is that emacsserver created a socket
> named /tmp/foo and emacsclient tries to access the socket /tmp/bar.
> 
> 
>         Stefan


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