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GNU emacs on Hurd

From: James Collier
Subject: GNU emacs on Hurd
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:41:48 +1000

My apologies if this is the incorrect forum for this. I appreciate being
I should quickly introduce myself as this is my first post. I've been
subscribed on this list for several years and have been very interested
in the GNU/Hurd. I would very much like to see (and help) it released in
Debian Wheezy.
Anyway, onto my problem. I have recently installed Debian GNU/Hurd from
the debian installer images at

Firstly, networking works but `devprobe eth0' doesn't return anything.
Secondly, and the reason for this email, emacs refuses to start. After
some googling I found:

Trying to start emacs from the hurd console results in the message:
$ emacs
emacs: Not a tty device: /dev/tty

$emacs -nw
emacs: Not a tty device: /dev/tty

$ emacs --version
GNU Emacs 23.2.1

$ apt-cache policy emacs
  Installed: 24.1+1-1
  Candidate: 24.1+1-1
  Version table:
 *** 24.1+1-1 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid/main hurd-i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     23.2+1-7 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid/main hurd-i386 Packages

I would appreciate some advice on what to do next. Should I forward the
bug to Debian (I can't find it on the debian bug tracker) with the

Thanks very much,


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