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13 Dec 2001 17:53:32 +0100
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 14:54:56 +0000
tin/1.4.5-20010409 ("One More Nightmare") (UNIX) (Linux/2.0.35 (i686))
Ricci, Bob <address@hidden> wrote on Thu, 13 Dec 2001 08:19:18 -0500:
> I have installed emacs on a UNIX box using the cd that came with the
> software. It appears to be installed but I can't run it. It gives me an
> error about terminal definition and then core dumps.
> Please help
Bob, for a start, gnu.emacs.help would be a more appropriate group -
gnu.emacs.bug is more for definite bugs in emacs rather than the icky
little start-up problems which bug everybody at first.
Next time you post, specify exactly what Unix version you're using, what
version of Emacs (Yeah, I know, it's difficult to find when you can't
even start the program), and EXACTLY what the error message says. At a
wild guess, your terminal isn't properly defined in "termcap" or
"terminfo" (or whatever; I know next to nothing about these beasts), and
thus Emacs doesn't know how to display itself on your terminal.
But, as a quick hint, it may be easier to abandon your pre-packaged emacs
(which is almost certainly an old version) and download the tarball of
version 21.1 (which has added features, bugs repaired, (and no doubt some
new bugs too - you can't have everthing :-)). The tarball is of the
order of 20Mb big, and can be found somewhere on <http://www.gnu.org/>.
It's easy to build (even I managed it first time).
Best of luck!
> Bob Ricci
Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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- emacs, Ricci, Bob, 2001/12/13
- Re: emacs, David Kastrup, 2001/12/13
- Re: emacs,
Alan Mackenzie <=