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Re: Carbon Emacs won't start when installed in certain paths

From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: Re: Carbon Emacs won't start when installed in certain paths
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 10:40:12 +0900
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>>>>> On Tue, 22 May 2007 16:57:29 +0100, David Reitter <address@hidden> said:

> There is still the bug that the Carbon port won't start up when  
> installed in a directory that contains non 7-bit ASCII characters,  
> such as "Développement".

> For the release, I would suggest to at least document this in
> PROBLEMS (see below).

I think the description is imprecise.  First, it is possible to
install/move the application bundle to a non-ASCII directory if Carbon
Emacs is build with the default setting (i.e., non-self-contained,
ASCII-only prefix).  Second, the underlying problem is not specific to
Carbon.  Namely, Emacs does not launch in the following cases also on
other platforms.

   * A non-ASCII prefix is specified when running `configure'.
   * Non-ASCII directories are specified as EMACSLOADPATH.

I'd add some note like "due to a restriction about the name of
directories for runtime resources, you may not move a self-contained
application bundle to a non-ASCII directory" to mac/INSTALL.

> I recall that Yamamoto Mitsuharu had been looking into this. Mr
> Yamamoto, would you like me to test your patch posted to -bugs on
> May 10th, and if so, does this replace the earlier patches you
> posted for this bug?

I think we need to discuss how to deal with a chicken-and-egg problem
(some coding systems are not ready until some lisp files are loaded at
the startup time) first.  This is not specific to Carbon.

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu

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