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RE: [h-e-w] problems with RCS rcsdiff and checkout co.exe in emacs 22.3.
RE: [h-e-w] problems with RCS rcsdiff and checkout co.exe in emacs 22.3.1
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:53:11 -0500
Running the GUI version of emacs with the -Q flag does produce the
(I know that -Q was effective because I did not see the splash screen
and none of the changes from my init file were visible.)
When I right-click on rcsdiff.exe and co.exe in the Windows Explorer,
Properties there is no Program tab.
I do not know for sure what version these RCS files are. I think they
are pure Gnu version, back when files compiled for Windows were made
available. I think they are for windows, not for DOS, e.g. see first
line from strings below.
Running strings on rcslib.dll produces these lines (and lots of other
junk that I omitted)
!This program cannot be run in DOS mode.
$Id: rcssyn.c,v 5.15 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcsgen.c,v 5.16 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcsedit.c,v 5.19 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcskeys.c,v 5.4 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcsmap.c,v 5.3 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcsrev.c,v 5.10 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcsutil.c,v 5.20 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcsfnms.c,v 5.16 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
Note that one output line from strings is "5.7" which I suspect s the
Running strings on rcsdiff produced 2 lines with eggert:
$Id: rcsbase.h,v 5.20 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
$Id: rcsdiff.c,v 5.19 1995/06/16 06:19:24 eggert Exp $
but nothing that matched "5\." Running strings on co.exe and rcs.exe are
like that for rcsdiff.exe; 2 lines by eggert and no matches of "5\."
From: Eli Zaretskii [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 2:30 PM
To: Tolkin, Steve
Cc: address@hidden; address@hidden
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] problems with RCS rcsdiff and checkout co.exe in
> Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:09:39 -0500
> From: "Tolkin, Steve" <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>
> The problem only occurs when I start emacs using the mouse: Start |
> Programs | Gnu Emacs | Emacs
> The Properties for the last node above says in part:
> Which is the right place.
What if you add the -Q switch to the command line in the properties of
that shortcut? does the problem still happen?
> One possible cause of the problem is that I first unzipped the
> installation into c:\emacs-22.3
> and then ran the addpm.exe program in bin. When I decided things were
> working OK I renamed the top directory to c:\emacs and then run addpm
I don't think this should matter.
> Eli also asked: But the files inside the RCS/ subdirectory do have the
> ,v suffix, right?
> The files in my RCS directory do NOT end with ",v". Is that a clue?
> might have done something a long time ago to prevent that, but I
> find anyplace. There is no environment variable that seems relevant
> and I do not seem to have any files like rcs.ini or .rcs etc. But
> there is some such configuration file. Any ideas about that?
The same idea I already mentioned: what port of RCS are you using?
Can it, by chance, be an old DOS port? What do you see if you
right-click on rcsdiff.exe and co.exe in the Windows Explorer, and
Properties? -- do you see a Program tab there?