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Re: eudc fails with bbdb
Re: eudc fails with bbdb
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 18:42:24 +0200
Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Le 15 avr 2005, Stefan Monnier a formulé :
> > > > I have tried to byte-recompile the bbdb lisp files, but it keeps
> > > > on failing withe same "invalid-function".
> > > Since the error is in eudc-bbdb-extract-phones, recompiling bbdb
> > > won't help. How could I have explained it better?
> > Sorry, i did not understand the problem in that way : i though it
> > was due to bbdb.
> I figured that much, which is why I ask (again): how could I have
> explained it better?
I am sorry Stefan, the problem seems to be there between my chair and my
keyboard : I am not that familiar with lisp debugging and I focused my
- to your other sentence «Such an error is almost invariably due to a
- and to the fact that the last function listed by the backtrace is
bbdb-record-phones that is part of bbdb.
That's why I kept on compiling bbdb.el while you were pointing
eudc-bbdb-extract-phones to me.
> > by a simple (require 'bbdb) or (require 'bbdb nil t) ?
> It should be just (require 'bbdb), I guess, except that BBDB is not
> part of Emacs, so we can't properly compile eudcb-bbdb.el in Emacs.
> I.e. another solution is required.
> > As using eudcb-bbdb implies the use of bbdb...
> But it gets compiled long before knowing whether you're going to ever
> use it.
> > Should it be forwarded to emacs-devel ? What do you think of it ?
> Of course.
I will send such a report in few.
> (Re-)Read the INSTALL.CVS file.
Are you talking about that part (otherwise i don't understand your
| Occasionally the file "lisp/loaddefs.el" will need be updated to reflect
| new autoloaded functions. If you see errors about undefined lisp
| functions during compilation, that may be the reason. Another symptom
| may be an error saying that "loaddefs.el" could not be found; this is
| due to a change in the way loaddefs.el was handled in CVS, and should
| only happen once, for users that are updating old CVS trees.
| To update loaddefs.el, do:
| $ cd lisp
| $ make autoloads EMACS=../src/emacs
| If either of above procedures fails, try "make bootstrap".
But I actually don't know if loaddefs.el is concerned by that problem.
Anyway, it was not obvious to me that installing a package like bbdb
would need to modify already installed files other than just usual
.emacs/.gnus config files.
Re: eudc fails with bbdb, Kevin Rodgers, 2005/04/14
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