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Re: Symbol's value as variable is void: \211PNG

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Symbol's value as variable is void: \211PNG
Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 13:59:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Merciadri Luca <> writes:

> Hi,
> I just turned my computer on today, and realized that my emacs no
> longer worked.
> When I start it, just as habitually, I encounter the *Messages*
> buffer, with some unuseful stuff, and then
> ==
> An error has occured while loading `/home/merciadriluca/.emacs':
> Symbol's value as variable is void: \211PNG
> ==
> The result of debug-init is
> ==
> Debugger entered--Listp error: (void-variable \211PNG)
>          eval-buffer(#<buffer *load*<2>> nil
>          "/home/merciadriluca/auctex-11.86/auctex.el" nil t) ; Reading
>          at buffer position 5
> load-with-code-conversion("/home/merciadriluca/auctex-11.86/auctex.el"
>          "/home/merciadriluca/auctex-11.86/auctex.el" nil t)
>          load("~/auctex-11.86/auctex.el" nil t t)


I consider it most likely that your file
"/home/merciadriluca/auctex-11.86/auctex.el" has been overwritten with a
graphics file, due to user error or file system corruption.

David Kastrup

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