Re: GNU emacs on Hurd
On Thu, 2012-07-05 at 17:41 +1000, James Collier wrote:
> My apologies if this is the incorrect forum for this. I appreciate being
> I should quickly introduce myself as this is my first post. I've been
> subscribed on this list for several years and have been very interested
> in the GNU/Hurd. I would very much like to see (and help) it released in
> Debian Wheezy.
Well, it will probably be released with Wheezy+1.
> Secondly, and the reason for this email, emacs refuses to start. After
> some googling I found:
Emacs versions later than 23.2.1 does not build unfortunately. There is
a patch available for that version, but I can send you unofficial
versions of 23.4 or even 24.1, until it builds properly on the buildds.
> I would appreciate some advice on what to do next. Should I forward the
> bug to Debian (I can't find it on the debian bug tracker) with the
There is no bug for emacs in Hurd since no solution has yet been found
to build it reliably. I'm one if the people working on that (help
Additionally, I think firstname.lastname@example.org would be a better
mailing list to use, since emacs 23.4 and 24.1 builds OK from upstream
tarballs, but not the Debian packages.