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Re: 0 days till bug horizon

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> 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
Compiling /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/bbdb/lisp/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
should check.

I don't think it is worth dropping the package though.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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