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Re: Strange behaviour of sudo and eshell


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Strange behaviour of sudo and eshell
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:45:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Aleš Bizjak <address@hidden> writes:

> Recently, sudo has stopped working in eshell with the error being
>
> ~ $ sudo ls
> Variable binding depth exceeds max-specpdl-size
> ~ $ 
>
> I had tried to find out what is the source of presumably, some loop,
> but couldn't find out exactly, but quite by accident, I noticed that
> sudo starts working if I load tramp (as in (require 'tramp)). It
> doesn't matter if it is loaded before or after loading eshell.
>
> So this is what I do now to get sudo working, but I am curious why
> this happens. If I recall correctly, although I haven't used eshell
> much at that point, sudo used to work without this a few versions
> back. The only other configuration of eshell I have is
>
> (require 'eshell)
> (setq eshell-cmpl-ignore-case t
> eshell-cmpl-cycle-completions nil)
>
> which I believe shouldn't interfere. This happens with a few recent
> pretests. The latest I have installed is
>
> GNU Emacs 24.2.93.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.13)
>
> compiled from source. 

Which bzr version have you used? There was a fix recently, in bzr #111277.

> -- Best, Aleš

Best regards, Michael.



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