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Re: GNU emacs on Hurd

From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: GNU emacs on Hurd
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:19:00 +0200

On Thu, 2012-07-05 at 17:41 +1000, James Collier wrote:
> Hi,
> My apologies if this is the incorrect forum for this. I appreciate being
> corrected.
> 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.

Well, it will probably be released with Wheezy+1.

> Secondly, and the reason for this email, emacs refuses to start. After
> some googling I found:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-emacs/2011-04/msg00140.html

Emacs versions later than 23.2.1 does not build unfortunately. There is
a patch available for that version, but I can send you unofficial
versions of 23.4 or even 24.1, until it builds properly on the buildds.

> 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
> patch?

There is no bug for emacs in Hurd since no solution has yet been found
to build it reliably. I'm one if the people working on that (help

Additionally, I think debian-hurd@list.debian.org would be a better
mailing list to use, since emacs 23.4 and 24.1 builds OK from upstream
tarballs, but not the Debian packages.

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