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bug#366: Problem executing emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#366: Problem executing emacs
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:08:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> I'm trying to install emacs 22.1 on my workstation SUN with Solaris 10, so
> when I try to execute emacs -q to test if emacs works before install it,
> this message is displayed: Variable binding depth exceeds
> max-specpdl-size.

> Could you help me telling me how can I to resolve it and to continue with
> the installation of Emacs on my machine?

Do you get the same result with "emacs -Q -nw"?  How 'bout
"emacs -Q --batch" (which should just exit without doing anything)?

It is of course possible that the installation target already contains
some files and that these interact poorly, so that `make install' would
actually fix your problem.  It seems highly unlikely, tho.

If you really wan tto track down this problem, then go to ../emacs/src,
start "gdb emacs" from there, then do "b Fsignal", then "r -Q" and
whenever you get a signal do "xbacktrace" which will give you both
a C and a (crude) Lisp backtrace.  These are likely to be very long and
repetitive (and you may also hit the Fsignal breakpoint before the
actual problem, so try continuing afterwards to see if that really was
the problematic error, rather than an expected signal caught and handled
Then please send us the backtraces (especially the Lisp one, but the
C one as well),


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