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bug#7055: Tramp bug: file-remote-p is now broken, breaks Emacs


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#7055: Tramp bug: file-remote-p is now broken, breaks Emacs
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:38:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Actually, this Tramp bug prevents me from being able to use Emacs at all 
> - the
> error pops up all of the time.
>
> emacs -Q
>
> In *scratch*, call file-remote-p with a remote file name (can be a 
> fictitious
> file):
>
> (file-remote-p "/foo-2.foo.com:/usr/share/emacs/21.3/lisp/README")
>
> You get this error:
>
>   "Symbol's function definition is void: tramp-compat-call-process)"

Under GNU/Linux, it is not reproducible. I will try to hijack a Windows
machine, in order to reproduce.

In the meantime, does it help to evaluate first (require 'tramp) in the
scratch buffer?

> Note: For some reason "SimonTatham" seems to be hard-coded here. Never 
> heard of
> him.

He's the author of PuTTY. He uses his (own) name for storing values in
the Windows registry.

Best regards, Michael.





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