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Re: hork point in ~/.emacs: needing emacs.pdmp & other

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: hork point in ~/.emacs: needing emacs.pdmp & other
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 22:21:39 +0300

> From: Yuri Khan <>
> Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 01:59:33 +0700
> Cc: help-gnu-emacs <>
> On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 at 01:13, Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:
> > > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10667896 Aug 20 20:20 emacs-gtk.pdmp
> > > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10158064 Aug 20 20:20 emacs-nox.pdmp
> > > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10656232 Aug 20 20:20 emacs-x11.pdmp
> > But these *.pdmp files were not in the RPM whose contents you've
> > shown.  So where did they come from?
> I do not know about SUSE but Debian does a similar thing. Emacs
> variants compiled with or without GTK+ or X11 are distributed as
> separate packages, with the Emacs binary named /usr/bin/emacs-gtk,
> /usr/bin/emacs-nox, etc. Then, the mechanism called “alternatives”
> sets up /usr/bin/emacs as a symlink to /etc/alternatives/emacs, which
> in turn is a symlink to /usr/bin/emacs-whatever.
> The Debian alternatives system makes it possible to declare a group of
> related links, e.g. so that emacs.pdmp is a symlink to a symlink to
> emacs-gtk.pdmp if and only if emacs is a symlink to a symlink to
> emacs-gtk.
> It seems the SUSE alternatives system is very similar; maybe SUSE
> packagers should add the .pdmp to the alternatives group for Emacs?

I don't know what they do, but it doesn't seem to work for the OP:
Emacs doesn't find its pdumper file.  So it's some kind of
installation problem, and the best place to report it is to the people
who are responsible for the distro he is using.

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