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Re: Mysterious emacs failure

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Mysterious emacs failure
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 12:17:32 -0600
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Denny Dahl wrote:
> Have been hacking at this problem all day and have learned some
> interesting things but do not have a solution yet.  I was able to
> successfully start the "bare impure emacs" executable named temacs.
> This runs successfully for a few minutes, then it goes nuts attempting
> (unsuccessfully) to create the directory /.emacs.d over and over
> again.

That suggests that your HOME environment variable is set to "/" or not
set at all.

Kevin Rodgers

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