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Re: very wierd commit from emacs (or ntemacs) problem


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: very wierd commit from emacs (or ntemacs) problem
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 23:11:02 +0300

> From: Stephen Leake <address@hidden>
> Date: 17 Apr 2001 15:46:25 -0400
> 
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > On Mon, 16 Apr 2001 address@hidden wrote:
> > 
> > > > I suspect that the problem is with quoting the log message that is
> > > > passed to CVS.  Are you sure that Emacs invokes Bash as the shell?
> > > > What is your SHELL variable set to?
> > > 
> > > Inside my .emacs, I set $SHELL to bash, i.e.:
> > > (setenv "SHELL" "bash")  
> > 
> > That might not do what you want: setenv doesn't change Emacs's own
> > environment, only the environment that is passed to subprocesses.
> 
> That is what you need in this case; the vc lisp is spawning a shell
> under Emacs in which to run cvs.

No.  Calling setenv makes sure that whatever shell is run by vc.el, it
(the shell) gets passed SHELL=bash.  But it does nothing to ensure
that the shell run by vc.el is indeed Bash--this isn't decided by
looking at the environment passed to subprocesses.  When Emacs decides
what shell to invoke, it looks at its own environment, and setenv
cannot reach that.



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