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Re: absurdly long startup time for emacs 21.2.1

From: Henrik Enberg
Subject: Re: absurdly long startup time for emacs 21.2.1
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 19:37:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Michael Vanier) writes:

> and the program hangs for about 30 seconds, until it finally comes back to
> life.  This only started after I upgraded emacs recently (I don't know the
> details since it was part of an automatic Debian update).  Any ideas what's
> causing this and what can be done about it?

Is there a line complainging about a missing /etc/mailname in the
*Messages* buffer after Emacs has been started?  A debianized Emacs
hangs for a long time when that file is missing.

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