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Re: Error while loading 50... due to debian-pkg-add-load-path-item?

Aaron M. Ucko <ucko@debian.org> wrote:

> Sounds like you're running into cedet-common bug #270388:
> cedet-autogen.el insists on sticking a nil in load-path, breaking
> debian-pkg-load-path-item.  Arguably, the real bug is that d-p-l-p-i
> breaks, since Emacs itself permits nil (as a stand-in for the default
> directory).  However, given that few things actually need that
> feature, and that cedet itself does not actually seem to be among them
> (as determined empirically by commenting out the offending line), it's
> probably reasonable to leave emacsen-common as is and get cedet to
> accommodate it (not a terribly difficult task, so I have no idea why
> the maintainers have been sitting on it for months).  Incidentally,
> declaring a pre-dependency on emacs21 is definitely *not* the proper
> solution.

Is nil the same as "." as far as load-path is concerned?

I'd be tempted to simply delete nil entries from the load-path prior to
debian-pkg-load-path-item calls, or replacing them by "." if that is

Alternatively, if there' a nil entry then use a simple add-to-list call
instead of debian-pkg-load-path-item.


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