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Re: Cannot load generic-x

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Cannot load generic-x
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 13:32:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

David Hunter <address@hidden> writes:

> Dieter Deyke wrote:
>> Symptoms:
>> Starting emacs -Q and typing M-x load-library generic-x results in
>> error eval-buffer: Symbol's value as variable is void:
>> default-generic-mode
> You probably have a leftover byte-compiled version of a month-old
> generic.el and a recent version of generic-x.el.  10 days ago,
> generic.el was moved from lisp/ to lisp/emacs-lisp/.  If you did a
> cvs update, then it moved generic.el for you.  But since .elc files
> aren't in CVS, you have to keep on top of them yourself.  emacs is
> likely finding and loading the old generic.elc, ignoring the new
> generic.el source entirely.
> Make sure that lisp/emacs-lisp/generic.el is a recent version.
> Delete lisp/generic.elc.
> If you find more problems, you should `make bootstrap'.  This
> deletes all .elc files and avoids these problems.

Right.  I'd like to stress that if you build Emacs by some other means
than "make bootstrap" and you run into problems, it's a good idea to
try a "make bootstrap" first to see if that solves your problems.
(This is mentioned in INSTALL.CVS).


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