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bug#14447: tramp-gvfs.el and xesam.el sometime fail to load


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#14447: tramp-gvfs.el and xesam.el sometime fail to load
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 16:00:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> It ought to always be possible to load lisp libraries.
>> I've wrapped the call of `dbus-get-unique-name' by
>> `ignore-errors'. tramp-gvfs.el returns now the user error "Package
>> `tramp-gvfs' not supported", which is intended.
>
> Not good enough: as Glenn wrote "It ought to always be possible to load
> lisp libraries".  They may be loaded for all kinds of reasons that have
> nothing to do with using that library.

I understand this. However, there shall be an indication to the user
that all those (D-Bus based) Tramp methods are not available. How shall I
do it otherwise?

Well, maybe a warning. Would this be acceptable?

>> xesam.el is obsolete (the XESAM interface is not used anymore by search
>> engines). Shouldn't we move xesam.el to "obsolete/"?
>
> Feel free to do it (but even in obsolete/, it should be always possible
> to load this library).

For sure. I'll move it.

>         Stefan

Best regards, Michael.





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