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Re: mimencode error using tramp


From: Will Parsons
Subject: Re: mimencode error using tramp
Date: 19 Jan 2009 17:31:25 GMT
User-agent: slrn/0.9.8.1 (FreeBSD)

Michael Albinus wrote:
> Will Parsons <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Using Emacs 22.1.1 on FreeBSD, I'm trying to edit remote files on a system
>> running QNX4 using tramp, but I get the following error in the minibuffer:
>>
>>   Couldn't find exit status of `mimencode -b </dev/null'
>>
>> From the tramp buffer:
>>
>>   ( mimencode -b </dev/null 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $? )
>>   mimencode: not found
>>   tramp_exit_status 1
>>
>> How can I turn off looking for mimencode so that I can get tramp to work?
>
> See variable `tramp-coding-commands'. But Tramp shall check first, if a
> given coding command is applicable on the remote host, so I don't
> understand, why it is using mimencode.
>
> Could you, please, send the traces?

When I retried this, I get somewhat different diagnostics, but still the
same basic problem.

Tramp buffer:
--------------------------------------
( tramp_encode </dev/null 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $? )
tramp_encode: not found
tramp_exit_status 1


Trace buffer:
--------------------------------------
Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Couldn't find an inline transfer 
encoding")
  signal(error ("Couldn't find an inline transfer encoding"))
  error("Couldn't find an inline transfer encoding")
  tramp-find-inline-encoding(nil nil "wbp" "maple")
  tramp-post-connection(nil nil "wbp" "maple")
  tramp-open-connection-rsh(nil nil "wbp" "maple")
  tramp-maybe-open-connection(nil nil "wbp" "maple")
  tramp-send-command(nil nil "wbp" "maple" "cd ~; pwd" t)
  tramp-handle-expand-file-name("/address@hidden:.emacs" nil)
  apply(tramp-handle-expand-file-name ("/address@hidden:.emacs" nil))
  tramp-sh-file-name-handler(expand-file-name "/address@hidden:.emacs" nil)
  apply(tramp-sh-file-name-handler expand-file-name ("/address@hidden:.emacs" 
nil))
  tramp-file-name-handler(expand-file-name "/address@hidden:.emacs" nil)
  expand-file-name("/address@hidden:.emacs")
  find-file-noselect("/address@hidden:.emacs" nil nil t)
  find-file("/address@hidden:.emacs" t)
  call-interactively(find-file)

--------------------------------------

The value of tramp-coding-commands is:

(("mimencode -b" "mimencode -u -b" base64-encode-region base64-decode-region)
 ("mmencode -b" "mmencode -u -b" base64-encode-region base64-decode-region)
 ("recode data..base64" "recode base64..data" base64-encode-region 
base64-decode-region)
 ("uuencode xxx" "uudecode -o /dev/stdout" tramp-uuencode-region 
uudecode-decode-region)
 ("uuencode xxx" "uudecode -o -" tramp-uuencode-region uudecode-decode-region)
 ("uuencode xxx" "uudecode -p" tramp-uuencode-region uudecode-decode-region)
 ("uuencode xxx" "tramp_uudecode" tramp-uuencode-region uudecode-decode-region)
 ("tramp_encode_with_module" "tramp_decode_with_module" base64-encode-region 
base64-decode-region)
 ("tramp_encode" "tramp_decode" base64-encode-region base64-decode-region))

But I don't know what to do with this information to get tramp to work.

-- 
Will


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