>>>> "Martin" == Martin Buchholz
>>>> "kkm" == Kirill 'Big K' Katsnelson
kkm> ./configure --with-xpm --with-file-coding --with-jpeg --with-png --with-xface
kkm> Build went smoothly. XEmacs does not run under X, and when I kill it, the
kkm> backtrace tops at (make-device 'x nil). What's wrong?
kkm> Oh, I do not have xemacs-base. See below.
kkm> With -nw, it reports in the warnings buffer:
kkm> Initialization error while loading nil
kkm> WTA: stringp, nil
kkm> With -q, this error goes away. I do not have: ~/.em* ~/.xem* /usr/lib/xem*
kkm> What could get loaded?
kkm> I cannot install packages. The XEmacs package finding logic will always be
kkm> black magic to me. Wherever I put packages, XEmacs does not notice them,
kkm> as per load-path. Where should I put them? Under Windows, the path
kkm> ../../packages (or maybe /xemacs/packages) works perfectly, not under Unix.
"packages" for a directory name is wrong; "xemacs-packages" is right.
This is documented in README.packages and Texinfo.
Martin> I continue to claim our packages are a user install nightmare.
These two are unrelated. (I feel like a broken record here, repeating
this over and over.)
Kirill, if renaming the directory doesn't work, you really need to
state what you mean by "wherever".
There's pretty extensive documentation in Texinfo on how the path
startup logic works under "Startup paths".
Also, you can start with "--debug-paths" and mail the output to the
list, so I can look at it.
Cheers =8-} Chipsy
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