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Re: problem running graphical GNU Emacs 24


From: Tom Roche
Subject: Re: problem running graphical GNU Emacs 24
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:00:42 -0500
User-agent: GNU Emacs 24.0.91.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.20.1)

XeCycle Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:44:32 +0800
>>> A graphical one can always run in a terminal, I guess the -nox one
>>> is not needed.

Tom Roche Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 11:22 AM
>> And indeed installing package=*-nox somehow disables one's ability to
>> run graphically:

>> $ sudo aptitude remove emacs-snapshot-nox
...
>> $ sudo aptitude install emacs-snapshot-gtk
...

>> And after that,
                                         
>> $ emacs-snapshot-gtk --debug-init &

>> performs as expected. [Is this working as designed?]

Peter Dyballa Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:25:06 +0100
> That's my opinion. Otherwise you would have to use two different
> names to invoke any of the Emacsen.

No: packages often install files with names that don't exactly match
(particularly, names that are subsets of) the package name.

> what's the advantage of having emacs-snapshot-nox and
> emacs-snapshot-gtk? Doesn't the latter show, if wanted,
> a behaviour like the former?

No, that's my point in this thread. I want to be able to run emacs in
both a terminal window and an X window, so I thought I should install
both *-nox (to run in shell) and *-gtk (to run graphically). But after
installing both, I could only run in shell. After removing *-nox, I
can now run in both. This seems to me to be a bug: I don't believe
installing *-nox should disable the ability to run graphically,
*without informing the user at install-time*. Am I missing something?

TIA, Tom Roche <address@hidden>



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