Re: Emacs20 install error
Ian, Thanks for your help. I have the
file but not the .el one which, I suspect, is the problem. Install
script is probably looking for *.el to byte compile it for emacs20.
Unless I hear otherwise, my next step will be to purge both emacs19
and 20 and start over.
> On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 01:55:41PM -0500, Carl Greco wrote:
> > I am attempting to replace emacs-19.34 with emacs-20.3 on a Slink
> > system with the following steps:
> > 1) Remove emacs19: dpkg -r emacs19
> > [leaving emacsen-common (1.4.8) installed]
> > 2) Install emacs: apt-get install emacs20
> > Emacs installs but fails to configure with the following error
> > message:
> > Cannot open load file: debian-rundir
> > emacs-install: /usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/install/emacsen-common emacs20 failed at /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-install line 28.
> > dpkg: error processing emacs20 (--configure):
> > subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 29
> > Errors were encountered while processing:
> > emacs20
> > E: Sub-process returned an error code
> > Also attempted to install emacs20 with dpkg with similar results.
> > Could not find "debian-rundir" on disk or distribution CD. Where do I
> > get "debian-rundir"?
> I'm not sure I can be much help but as no one else has replied... On my
> system where I have both emacs19 and emacs20 installed and working I get
> $ locate debian-rundir
> $ dpkg -L emacs20 |grep debian-rundir
> I had a quick scan of the install scripts for emacs20 (package version
> 20.3-7) in /var/lib/dpkg/info and saw no mention of debian-rundir
> which is kinda odd, so what package version are you trying to install?
> I remember I had problems when first installing Debian (hamm) and had
> to install emacs19 to get emacs20 to install properly. Maybe you
> should try installing emacs20 first and *then* remove emacs19. Either
> way if emacs20 needs emacs19 stuff to install it's a bug and you
> should probably file a bug report.
> Probably not much help but there you go...