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bug#15648: 24.2.50; gnutls SSL connection to IMAP server causes emacs to


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#15648: 24.2.50; gnutls SSL connection to IMAP server causes emacs to crash completely
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:58:21 +0200

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> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:56:41 -0500
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>  > Thank you.  So I consider this bug resolved, and I'm closing it.
> 
> IT IS NOT RESOLVED - all you did was remove the problem from being one
> of emacs crashing to the slightly less severe instance of gnutls
> itself crashing!

The crash is the only problem I considered in this bug report that we
must resolve.

>  > No, this is because "/usr/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt" _is_ a valid Cygwin
>  > file name, but you are not running a Cygwin build of Emacs, where it
>  > would be valid.
> 
> Why should I be required to only run a Cygwin build of Emacs? Is that
> documented anywhere?

If you want to use Cygwin features, you should use a Cygwin build of
Emacs, yes.

>  > Actually, there's a fundamental incompatibility between cygwin-mount
>  > and a native build of Emacs.  Just say no.
> 
> Cygwin-mount works perfectly for me... it always has...
> 
> Plus, the problem is more general than cygwin-mount. The problem
> potentially lies with any magic file handler.

No, the problem is that cygwin-mount is an incomplete solution for
handling such file names.





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