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Re: Minor problem in "Apropos" - 21.2.93

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Minor problem in "Apropos" - 21.2.93
Date: 18 Dec 2002 11:48:18 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     The problem is when environment variable "EMACSPATH" is set to something
>     other than where the emacs.exe resides.
>     The variable "exec-directory" is set using "EMACSPATH" env variable and
>     not argv[0]. Hence, it is very easy to confuse by setting "EMACSPATH" to
>     a wrong location.
> Perhaps the code for choosing which element in EMACSPATH should be
> exec-directory should be made smarter.  However, since the fns file
> will be disappearing, I don't think we should put much effort now
> into fixing it up.  You should just make the right directory be
> first in EMACSPATH.

It would be "trivial" to search EMACSPATH to find the proper directory
by looking for the directory which has the fns file.  If it cannot find
fns in any directory on the EMACSPATH, maybe it should abort with a
message telling the user to fix it.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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