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bug#19673: 11.88; AUCTEX 11.88.1 view command bug

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: bug#19673: 11.88; AUCTEX 11.88.1 view command bug
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:20:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:

>> Thanks for the report.  Mosè, it seems the error comes from the code
>> you added in commit 59ccf3416d53064785d3feee8bcbf8074612386a which
>> checks if the viewer executable actually exists.
>> Shawn uses windows where the viewer is "start".  Maybe that's some
>> internal command you cannot find with `executable-find'?  E.g.,
>> something like a shell builtin command like "alias" in bash/zsh?
> We need to know which is the problem: if it's what you suggested
> (start is not strictly a binary and `find-executable' cannot find it)
> then we can just remove start from the list of executable to be
> checked.

I just tested on a Windows machine here at my university, and
(executable-find "start") indeed returns nil.

> Admittedly, I don't use Windows and I wasn't able to test the change
> on that system, but I made a research and I understood that "start"
> was a system program or something like that.  Again, if it's not an
> executable, remove the third element of the "start" item in
> `TeX-view-program-list-builtin' and we'll need to fix it also
> upstream.

I did that now in the auctex git repository.  Um, could you please teach
me how to sync that change to ELPA?  I know there's something better
than manual diff/patch, no?


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