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Re: tramp path-munging breaks remote compilation

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp path-munging breaks remote compilation
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 14:11:43 +0200
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Kevin Broadey <> writes:

Hi Kevin,

> Yep, I googled ‘tramp-own-remote-path’ and found the bit in the massive 
> manual about how to change this behaviour. Thanks for the tip. 

Why searching the web? 'C-h i g (tramp) RET' gives you the Tramp manual.

> But why should I have to go searching to get tramp to do something
> that ought to be the default behaviour?  It fails miserably against
> the design principle of “don’t do anything unexpected”, and totally
> rewriting my remote path for tramp’s own convenience is highly
> unexpected.

Tramp's primary audience are remote file operations. This requires
proper tools on the remote side. We have seen too many error reports,
caused by improper tools at non-standard locations. That's why Tramp is
restrict in default PATH settings.

Best regards, Michael.

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