help-gnu-emacs
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Emacs doesn't load .emacs


From: Sam Peterson
Subject: Re: Emacs doesn't load .emacs
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 09:33:22 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (darwin)

>>>>> "Hendrik" == Hendrik Bilges <address@hidden> writes:

    > Am Thu, 02 Nov 2006 16:22:53 +0100 schrieb Martin Jost: Hi
    > Martin,

    >> So -no-site-file might be a try.

    > You were right :)

    >> If you want to hunt down a site-start.el, You can use the
    >> command "describe-variable" to get the value of the variable
    >> "load-path" (this is the mentioned standard search path for
    >> Lisp libraries) You will get somehting like this:
    >> 
    >> load-path's value is
    >> (""/pd/emacs21.4/share/emacs/21.4/site-lisp"
    >> "/pd/emacs21.4/share/emacs/site-lisp"
    >> "/pd/emacs21.4/share/emacs/21.4/leim"
    >> "/pd/emacs21.4/share/emacs/21.4/lisp"

    > $ locate site-start.el /etc/emacs/site-start.el

    > $ less /etc/emacs/site-start.el load "auctex.el" nil t t load
    > "preview-latex.el" nil t t

    > There doesn't seem to be anything suspicious, hmm? May be in
    > some of those other files?:

    > $ locate *start*.el
    > /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50dictionaries-common.el
    > /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50autoconf.el
    > /etc/emacs/site-start.d/00debian-vars.el
    > /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50preview-latex.el
    > /etc/emacs/site-start.d/51preview-latex.el
    > /etc/emacs/site-start.el
    > /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/debian-startup.el
    > /usr/share/emacs/21.4/lisp/cus-start.el

    > I'm still beginning to understand these Lisp files, so I could
    > need some help. I uploaded the codes of

    > /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/debian-startup.el here:
    > http://phpfi.com/170290

    > /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50autoconf.el here:
    > http://phpfi.com/170291

    > /usr/share/emacs/21.4/lisp/cus-start.el here:
    > http://phpfi.com/170296

    >> HTH - and keep trying, emacs definitely is worth it !

    > If I wouldn't believe that I would have given up a couple of
    > hours ago ;-)

    > Thank you all for your help so far!

This is very odd behavior.  I use Ubuntu with no problems with their
stock Emacs.  From what I can tell from above, you don't seem to have
any non-standard elisp packages installed either.  The code you posted
is just a standard debian-startup elisp file which hooks emacs into
debian's way of maintaining different elisp packages across diffferent
Emacs versions.  What version of Ubuntu are you using?

-- 
Sam Peterson
skpeterson At nospam ucdavis.edu
"if programmers were paid to remove code instead of adding it,
software would be much better" -- unknown


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]