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Old 10-03-2002, 03:06 AM   #1
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emacs works fine but I keep getting this output ...

Hi fellow Linuxers. Every time I launch emacs from xterm I get this output to xterm >
Warning: Lisp directory `/usr/share/emacs/21.2/leim' does not exist.

No Big deal I guess as emacs seems to work fine but what does this mean?

thank you

May the Source be with you!
C source of course ....
Old 10-03-2002, 05:04 AM   #2
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I have nothing in my leim directory so I guess you can just create it and leave it empty.
And for answering what leim is:

Taken from the emacs source INSTALL file:
"The Emacs Lisp code for input methods for various international character scripts allows you to input characters in scripts which are not directly supported by your keyboard. It is distributed in a
separate tar file because it amounts to a significant fraction of the
size of the distribution. This tar file is called leim-M.N.tar.gz,
with the same version number as Emacs, and it unpacks into the
directory emacs-M.N/leim."

Old 10-03-2002, 07:01 AM   #3
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thanks ....
So I am just gonna open emacs and make a blank leim file and throw it
in that directory so I don't have to see that stupid message anymore.

Old 10-03-2002, 07:12 AM   #4
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When I install Linux I choose to install individual packages (works well with Mandrake 9.0). I noticed that there are a lot of extra packages for emacs that you can choose to install but are not installed by default. On of those is emacs LISP. LISP is the language developed at MIT for artificial intelligence programming. If you are using emacs for C/C++ programming than I wouldn't worry about it. I don't use Xterm, just the Gnome terminal and it doesn't give me any errors. I don't have the LISP packages installed either.
Old 10-03-2002, 10:49 AM   #5
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just create the dir. problem solved.

least that's what i did on all my slack boxes.
Old 10-03-2002, 01:52 PM   #6
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yep that's what I tried first on my slack too. Worked!
Old 10-03-2002, 02:57 PM   #7
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from the emacs (GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386--freebsd, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 2002-10-01 on Info pages:

''Input methods are implemented in the separate Leim package: theyare available only if the system administrator used Leim when buildingEmacs. If Emacs was built without Leim, you will find that no inputmethods are defined.''

You wanto to look around for a leim21 package, but only if you want to use input methods...


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