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Re: Emacs 22, 23 do not always open on Win32

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 22, 23 do not always open on Win32
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 21:37:19 +0300

> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 15:36:54 -0600
> From: "Theron Stanford" <address@hidden>
> If I do not set the environment variable HOME, and if I have a file
> called .emacs in C:\, neither Emacs 22 nor Emacs 23 will start.
> Instead, I get a pop-up dialogue telling me of a "fatal error".
> If I rename .emacs to _emacs, then both Emacs 22 and Emacs 23 run, but
> neither acknowledges the existence of the file (I can tell because the
> customizations are not read in).
> If I set HOME to anything, *including* C:\, there is no problem
> finding .emacs.

Thank you for your report.

This problem was reported and fixed on 19 May, so upgrading to a later
CVS code will make it go away.  (Your Emacs was built on 22 April.)

> This was not a problem with Emacs 21.3.

Emacs 21.3 didn't honor Windows native conventions for directories in
which to store user-private data files.  This functionality was added
in the CVS code, but unfortunately the original implementation had a
subtle bug.

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