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## Re: [AUCTeX] Text corruption

 From: Axel E. Retif Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Text corruption Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:52:28 -0600 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Thunderbird/17.0

On 12/15/2012 05:39 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:


Dear list,

I posted this in comp.emacs:

http://goo.gl/jvtvZ



I should have checked my notes to be more precise. Instead of


Emacs [snapshot] was inserting \$in the middle of an environment    what happened is that when I inserted a \' in the middle of a theorem environment (corollary), it changed \end{corollary} to \end^?corollary}; undoing the \ (I use C-/ to undo) reverted the ^? to {. But then I deleted (backspace) ?' ^' and d', retyped d' and {' and the bug didn't repeat ---that is, I could type the \' without problem.   Also, I said in this thread that I hadn't seen text corruption in org buffers, but in my notes I see that I had an $' where there was a space.


And this made me recall that in the first few weeks after installing Ubuntu 12.04, I had a recurring and very annoying bug of $'s getting inserted instead of spaces in /var/lib/dpkg/available and /var/lib/dpkg/status, which caused updates and installations to halt with errors, and I had to  sudo gedit ' those files to retry the updates or installations. Most of the times the offending $'s *recurred in the same places*.


Fortunately, I found in the web the solution: sudo dpkg --clear-avail. After that, I haven't had any more that problem. Before Ubuntu 12.04, I hadn't had that problem at all.


Best

Axel

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