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Re: Building emacs 22.3 with djgpp 2.04 beta/Windows XP SP3 MCE 2005


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Building emacs 22.3 with djgpp 2.04 beta/Windows XP SP3 MCE 2005
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:13:06 +0200

> From: Allan <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 23:53:48 -0600
> 
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> >> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 20:51:03 +0200
> >> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> >> 
> >> Does it help to define the environment variable LOGNAME whose value is
> >> the same as the Windows user name, before starting Emacs?
> >
> > Sorry, that was wrong.  (It's been a while since I researched this
> > problem, so I forgot the details.)  You need to make sure both USER
> > and USERNAME environment variables are set to the same value.  Windows
> > sets USERNAME, so if you want to keep that, make sure USER is set to
> > the same value.  If you don't want to set USER globally, you can do it
> > in the [emacs] section of your djgpp.env file.
> >
> >> Setting LOGNAME in the environment should solve the problem in a more
> >> consistent and predictable way.
> >
> > Again, I should have said "setting USER".
> >
> >
> I set the environment variables `USER' and `USERNAME' and it works now;
> I can save the _emacs file. Since I have .emacs also it is not hard to
> tell which one is for djgpp ("pc" window-system). I already knew about
> setting `USER' for the Windows version.
> Thanks for all the help.

I added a description of this problem and its solution to etc/PROBLEMS
for the next release.

Thanks for helping me find and diagnose this.




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