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Re: Cannot load generic-x

From: Dieter Deyke
Subject: Re: Cannot load generic-x
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 08:17:17 -0600
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Lute Kamstra <address@hidden> writes:

> 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).
> Lute.

You were absolutely right. Thanks!
Dieter Deyke
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