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Re: editor poll

From: Richard Nyberg <rnyberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 08:17:22 +0100

At 29 Oct 2005 18:56:52 -0500,
Timothy H. Legant wrote:
> Richard Nyberg <rnyberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > The lack of complaints about the non working emacs in pkgsrc piqued my
> > curiosity. Am I the sole emacs heretic amongst vi users? or do you use
> > something even more esoteric? While I do use vi occasionally, I do
> > all my programming (and even mail) in emacs.
> Nope, you're not the only one, and not the only one who is (was)
> frustrated.  I have spent countless hours over the last couple of
> months trying to figure out what the problem was.  I've stared at core
> dumps that made no sense and tried numerous variations on the build
> process, all to no avail.  I end up with an Emacs that works just fine
> in a vty or an xterm (with -nw), but segfaults when run as a native X
> app.
> The clue, it turns out, is the comment in the NetBSD section of the
> pkgsrc Makefile, Makefile.common to be precise.  Emacs and an ld newer
> than 2.13.<something> do not get along.  You need an additional link
> flag to make it happy.
> A patch is attached.  This is probably not the right way to solve this
> from a pure pkgsrc point of view; it would be best to determine the ld
> version from in the Makefile and do the right thing rather than
> littering the Makefile with special cases for various operating
> systems.  However, I'm new to pkgsrc and have been frustrated for some
> time now at not having a working Emacs, so this is my quick-and-dirty
> solution.

Great work Tim. Thanks! :) :)
Richard Nyberg <rnyberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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