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


From: emacs
Subject: bug#15648: 24.2.50; gnutls SSL connection to IMAP server causes emacs to crash completely
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:23:16 -0500

Eli Zaretskii wrote at about 05:58:21 +0200 on Tuesday, November 12, 2013:
 > > From: <address@hidden>
 > > Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:56:41 -0500
 > > Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
 > >  address@hidden
 > > 
 > >  > 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.

Well, I regret helping then. I was specifically led to believe that if
I helped resolve the emacs crash, then you would consider addressing
the original bug report. 

If you are going to be selfish and only address your personal issues,
then I will *never* again contribute to this effort. I am more than
competent to write all the elisp code I need for my own support.

 > >  > 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.

That is your choice. Others have other needs and other preferences.
You need to stop being so arrogant and narrow-minded.

 > 
 > >  > 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.

The problem lies with (almost) any magic file handler. Gnutls.el code
is broken. You are either intentionally or unintentionally being
pig-headed and missing the broader point that the code breaks with
almost any valid magic file handler.





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