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[debbugs-tracker] bug#33399: closed (25.2; xclip fails to set X selectio

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Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#33399: closed (25.2; xclip fails to set X selection when using tramp)
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 02:02:01 +0000

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regarding 25.2; xclip fails to set X selection when using tramp
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: 25.2; xclip fails to set X selection when using tramp Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:41:28 +0100
When visiting a file with tramp and killing text with xclip-mode
enabled, the text gets sent to the kill-ring but the X clipboard does
not get set. Additionally, the xclip shell process does not close.

Steps to reproduce:

-   Ensure xclip is installed (In the shell: `which xclip`)
-   Install xclip Emacs package
-   Set variables `x-select-enable-clipboard` and/or `x-select-enable-primary` to `t`.
-   Enable xclip (`M-x xclip-mode RET`)
-   Visit a file using tramp (eg. `/sudo:address@hidden:/tmp/tramp-file`)
-   Type some text
-   Select a region and kill it

Expected behaviour

-   Selected text gets sent to the kill-ring and X clipboard or primary
    buffer (this can be verified in the shell with `xclip -o -selection primary` and/or
    `xclip -o -selection clipboard`.
-   xclip processes exit cleanly

Observed behaviour

-   Selected text gets sent to the kill-ring, but not the X clipboard or
    primary buffers.
-   xclip processes do not terminate (user is warned that they are still
    running when exiting Emacs).
-   Further, yanking text at this point causes the contents of the X
    clipboard or primary buffer to be inserted at the tip of the
    kill-ring so that gets yanked instead of the killed text.


As suggested in Emacs StackExchange by user Stefan
`start-file-process` with `start-process` in a copy of the xclip 1.4
source fixes this particular issue though whether this causes any
unwanted side effects has not been extensively tested.


In GNU Emacs 25.2.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.23.2)
 of 2018-08-27, modified by Debian built on lgw01-amd64-037
System Description: Ubuntu 18.10

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 --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes
 --with-sound=alsa --without-gconf --build x86_64-linux-gnu
 --prefix=/usr --sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib
 --localstatedir=/var/lib --infodir=/usr/share/info
 --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes
 --with-sound=alsa --without-gconf --with-x=yes --with-x-toolkit=gtk3
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#33399: 25.2; xclip fails to set X selection when using tramp Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:01:14 -0500 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)
> start-file-process looks like an odd choice and I can't remember why it
> was chosen. Feel free to change it.

OK, thanks.  I just pushed a corresponding change.
Should appear in v1.5 soon.


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