Re: 0 days till bug horizon
>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Braakman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Richard> On Mon, Mar 27, 2000 at 11:55:49AM -0600, Manoj
Richard> Srivastava wrote:
>> This should not be a RC bug: bbdb works just fine for
>> emacs19/20, and even the basic package continues to work for
>> XEmacs (for VM users, for example). Only the interface between
>> bbdb and gnus in _one_ of the flavours of emacs is broken; does
>> it justify yanking bbdb despite the fact it works for a large
>> number of people?
Richard> That depends on what happens. Does the install process
Richard> fail because xemacs20 happens to be installed?
Actually, for me (the original bug submitter), it works on one
computer (with xemacs20 and xemacs21 installed, I only use xemacs20),
but doesn't work on another computer (with xemacs20 installed).
I set the severity to important, as I feel that bbdb support is
important for gnus, and also, because I think it should be easy to fix
(if you know what you are doing --- I don't). The error message
doesn't make sense. I will quote it here:
xemacs20 -batch -q -no-site-file -eval "` dir=\". \"; echo \(setq load-path \(append \(list ; for i in $dir ; do echo \\"$i\\"\ ; done ; echo \) load-path\)\) ; `" -l ./bbdb.elc -eval '(if (not (string-match "/usr/share/xemacs20/site-lisp/../lisp/gnus" "")) (setq load-path (cons "/usr/share/xemacs20/site-lisp/../lisp/gnus" load-path)))' \
-f batch-byte-compile bbdb-gnus.el
While compiling toplevel forms in file /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/bbdb/lisp/bbdb-gnus.el:
!! File error (("Cannot open load file" "gnus"))
Can't find gnus????? But I use gnus all the time!!!!! I am using it
right now! I do not understand the logic that sets the load-path, it
is possible that might be wrong.
I manually compiled the bbdb-gnus file, but still couldn't use bbdb
from Gnus, so I am hoping this doesn't indicate another problem.
However, nobody has even tried to contact me... (I haven't checked the
BTS though, so somebody may have sent a message there, and failed to
send me a CC). I can provide more details, if you tell me what I
I don't think it is worth dropping the package though.
Brian May <email@example.com>