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Re: `C-h f' doesn't show file where function comes from

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: `C-h f' doesn't show file where function comes from
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 14:22:11 +0200
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> Hm, it relates to where to install Emacs?

It _may_ relate to where you install Emacs.

> Ok, I checked out
> the trunk in a certain directory, copied it to /tmp/yamaoka by
> performing
>   tar cf - emacs| (cd /tmp/yamaoka; tar xf -)
> and did `make bootstrap' there.  (I.e., I made no changes in
> the files and directories that were checked out.)  The configure
> options for building Emacs were:
>   --verbose --with-x-toolkit=lucid --without-xim
> And then `make install' installed Emacs to the directories:
>   /usr/local/bin/
>   /usr/local/share/emacs/23.0.60/
>   /usr/local/libexec/emacs/23.0.60/
>   /usr/local/info/

The behavior you observe might be related to my recent changes.  Could
you please try to edebug the function `find-lisp-object-file-name' in
help-fns.el and find out why it fails to return an absolute filename for
your settings.

> Note that /usr/local/ and /local/ are identical in my system
> (/usr/local/ is a symlink to /local/).

If symbolic links are the cause of the problem I would have to chase
them in a number of cases.  In that case it might be simpler to find out
why this worked before my fix.

Thanks in advance, martin.

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