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Emacs won't start when in certain paths

From: David Reitter
Subject: Emacs won't start when in certain paths
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 08:21:32 +0100

NB, this is a long-known bug. I believe it's been diagnosed. Has anything been done about it? (The message to stderr when started manually from a terminal is "Cannot open load file: term/mac-win", but there is absolutely no error message given to an end user.) (The patch to files.el resulting from the thread "Emacs fails to start properly if the current working directory is on a vfat or ntfs filesystem" has been installed in 22, and the problem persists. The error message above indicates that this is happening much earlier anyways.)

This is a serious bug. It's perfectly normal for a (non-English speaking) user to install Emacs in a folder such as "Développement". Emacs then just crashes without an indication about what's wrong.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Luis Mota <address@hidden>
Date: 3 June 2008 01:13:26 BST
To: address@hidden
Subject: [Aquamacs-bugs] (no subject)

When the application is placed in some folder inside Applications, and
that folder name has some unusual character (like ó), the application
won't start.

In GNU Emacs (powerpc-apple-darwin7.9.0, Carbon Version 1.6.0)
 of 2008-02-23 on applecore.inf.ed.ac.uk - Aquamacs Distribution 1.3b
Windowing system distributor `Apple Inc.', version 10.5.2
configured using `configure  '--without-x' '--prefix=/usr/local''

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: nil
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Text

Minor modes in effect:
  savehist-mode: t
  aquamacs-styles-mode: t
  smart-frame-positioning-mode: t
  recentf-mode: t
  encoded-kbd-mode: t
  osx-key-mode: t
  show-paren-mode: t
  delete-selection-mode: t
  pc-selection-mode: t
  cua-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  mac-input-method-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: 0
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  unify-8859-on-encoding-mode: t
  utf-translate-cjk-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

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<help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu> <send-emacs-bug

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