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bug#7127: 23.2; M-x help throws an error

From: Ken Brown
Subject: bug#7127: 23.2; M-x help throws an error
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 11:14:45 -0400
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On 10/1/2010 10:57 PM, Glenn Morris wrote:
Ken Brown wrote:

That's too bad.  I was hoping this would become someone else's problem.

Maybe it's some temporary thing that isn't specific to Cygwin, but
doesn't happen every time. Like I said, I have a vague memory of
something similar for the emacs-snapshot package. I think it was:


It's hard to see what could have changed between 23.1 and 23.2 to
cause this, nor why it should go away in 24.1.

  In any case, it's easy enough to work around it.  I just
won't do an out-of-tree build for my future releases of emacs-23 for
Cygwin.  (The problem doesn't exist in emacs-24.)  And I'll go ahead
and do a rebuild of 23.2 for the Cygwin distribution within the next
few days.

Great, thank you.

The mystery is solved by Eli's fix for bug#7167. It was a problem with the 23.2 tarball. If I delete src/buildobj.h, an out-of-tree build of 23.2 works again under Cygwin.

Bug closed.


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