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Re: Loss of auctex functionality

From: Sam Albers
Subject: Re: Loss of auctex functionality
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 13:14:59 -0700


 Is your site-lisp directory still empty?
    has ess and auctex files in it

    has ess and auctex files in it

    is an empty folder.
Did you get any error
messages when you tried to reinstall auctex?


What does M-x find-library<RET>auctex<RET> do?
Can't find library
What's the value of the load-path variable (C-h v load-path<RET>)?

load-path is a variable defined in `C source code'.
Its value is
("/usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp/ess/" "/usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp/ess" "/usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp/dictionaries-common" "/usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp/auctex" "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex" "/etc/emacs22" "/etc/emacs" "/usr/local/share/emacs/22.2/site-lisp" "/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/site-lisp" "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/leim" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/url" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/textmodes" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/progmodes" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/play" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/obsolete" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/net" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/mh-e" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/mail" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/language" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/international" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/gnus" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/eshell" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/erc" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/emulation" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/emacs-lisp" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/calendar" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/lisp/calc" "/usr/share/emacs/22.2/leim")

I'm on Ubuntu 9.04 myself, using the emacs-snapshot package. The elisp
files from auctex are installed in


Indeed this directory also has the auctex files

on my machine, with byte-compiled versions in


Have you compiled emacs or did you use a Ubuntu package?

I used the Ubuntu package

The way it should work is that a debianized Emacs reads all files in
/etc/emacs/site-start.d and /etc/<emacs-flavor>/site-start.d. The
packages drop their initialization code here. I've got


and you should have


This file is present.

I also have the snapshot, an emacs21, and an emacs directory

Is this file present? What happens if you load it with M-x load-file?
If you really like to know how packaging emacs extensions works on
Debian you should read this:

You might be interested in the part where it speaks about the
/usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-package-install script (written in the
perfect emacs rewrite language, btw).

Oh yeah I will definitely give this a read. Thanks.

Sam Albers
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University of Northern British Columbia
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