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Re: problems building emacs with libgpm & gnutls on an old Debian system
Re: problems building emacs with libgpm & gnutls on an old Debian system (Jessie)
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:49:44 +0200
>>>>> On Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:18:45 +0100, Eric S Fraga <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
Eric> On Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 19:40, Robert Pluim wrote:
>> I think you can configure emacs using '--without-libgmp', then it will
>> use a builtin version of gmp. Iʼm assuming that linking to libgnutls
>> only has a runtime dependency on libgmp, not a requirement to have
>> access to gmp headers.
Eric> Hi Robert,
Eric> Thank you. This worked, in the sense that Emacs compiles with GNUTLS
Eric> enabled and GMP disabled.
Eric> However, when I try to open servers in gnus, I get the following error
Eric> message for each server (whether pop, imap, or nntp):
Eric> | Decrypting /home/ucecesf/s/dotfiles/authinfo.gpg...done
Eric> | Mail source (pop :server XXX :user YYY :port 995) error (Getting
Eric> | Continue? (y or n)
That means 'getrandom' is failing. Do you have HAVE_GETRANDOM set in
src/config.h? If not, emacs will use the gnulib version. Itʼs entirely
possible that itʼs not working quite right on such an old
system. Looking at the code, it will try to open "/dev/random" or
Or the system one is failing, in which case you can try the gnulib one
by unsetting HAVE_GETRANDOM in src/config.h
Eric> I have a feeling that this is gnutls related but I am not sure. Any
Eric> pointers would again be very welcome!
Eric> I may have to consider upgrading that computer to Debian stretch...
Eric> that would be my last resort.
I suspect that would take quite some doing.