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bug#20363: 25.0.50; image.c Side-effect: Bombs unnecessarily on console


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#20363: 25.0.50; image.c Side-effect: Bombs unnecessarily on console
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:09:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

raman <address@hidden> writes:

> I run Emacs both on the Linux  Console  and under X.
>
> I also like reading xkcd via package xkcd.
>
> Package xkcd  calls function image-multi-frame-p 
> which eventually calls through to the C layer and produces this
> backtrace on the console; works fine under X.
> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Window system frame should be used")
>   image-metadata((image :type png :file "~/.emacs.d/xkcd/1513.png"))
>   image-multi-frame-p((image :type png :file "~/.emacs.d/xkcd/1513.png"))
>   xkcd-insert-image("~/.emacs.d/xkcd/1513.png" 1513)

(I'm going through old bug reports that unfortunately have not received
any responses yet.)

This looks like a bug in the xkcd package, and you should take it up
with the maintainers of that package.  It should check whether it's on a
graphical display before it calls those functions.

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