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Re: Installing Emacs from source: the command `C-h v` for accessing vari

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Installing Emacs from source: the command `C-h v` for accessing variables doesn't work
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:43:48 +0900

> On Jul 18, 2017, at 16:40, Itai Berli <address@hidden> wrote:
> More importantly, when I try to inspect variables by executing `C-h v`, the 
> following error message appears in the echo buffer: 'Cannot open load file: 
> No such file or directory, help-fns'.

You may want to check if you have the same issue when you start it from the 
command line (emacs/nextstep/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs).

If the issue is fixed when starting from CL it is similar to an issue I had 
recently when launching Emacs.app directly vs launching if from the command 

When launching from the command line you get the shell's environment variables 
(including the PATH to your various commands), *NOT* when you launch Emacs.app 

Basically, when I run Emacs.app, I either create an alias to 
emacs/nextstep/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs and launch it directly from the 
command line, or I use an Applescript "launcher" (that calls that same Emacs) 
that I call from Spotlight.

I can send you the applescript if you want.


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