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Re: server-start under Windows

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: server-start under Windows
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 10:45:49 -0500

> > I have managed to get emacsclient to build under Windows.  However, I cannot
> > test it because whenever I call server-start, I get a "Unknown address
> > family" error message.  I spent some time debugging this and I found that it
> > is being generated by the built in function "make-network-process" in
> > process.c, line 2749.  I am at a loss as to how to resolve this problem.
> I assume that's because in server.el, make-network-process is called with
> these args:
>         :family 'local :service server-socket-name
> This only works if AF_LOCAL (aka. AF_UNIX) is supported by the O/S --
> so I would assume it isn't supported on Windoze...
> Probably, the solution is to use a local network connection if
> :family 'local isn't supported.  This can be tested in lisp with
>         (featurep 'make-network-process '(:family  local))
> Maybe Stefan can help you here.

How did it work with emacsserver.c ?


PS: Using network connections is a lot of work, because you then
    have to be super-extra-careful with security issues and you need
    to change emacsclient.c.

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