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Old 04-18-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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emacs-nox in 12.1-RC1?


I just upgraded an old box to -current with slackpkg.
In 12.0, the emacs series is a bunch of packages.

I don't hook a screen up to this box, I just use it as a home server and usually just manage it remotely via ssh command line. So I just installed emacs-nox instead of emacs. However, in current (12.1-rc1) it looks like there is only one emacs package.

When I tried to start up emacs after upgrading, I got:
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root@erwin:~# emacs
emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
root@erwin:~# emacs -nw
emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
root@erwin:~#
Well, yes, of course I don't have libgtk, I don't have X installed. Why can't I get emacs running without X?
 
Old 04-19-2008, 04:32 AM   #2
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tried emacs -nw, works for me...

Last edited by cmk77; 04-19-2008 at 04:33 AM.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 04:54 AM   #3
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it's included in gtk+2-2.12.9-i486-1
 
Old 04-19-2008, 06:18 AM   #4
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I could install the gtk libs, but the point is I shoudn't need to, I don't have X installed and don't want install heaps of extra stuff to use a text editor on the command line (actually, knowing emacs' reputation, I am probably asking for it here ). Is there going to be an emacs-nox package in 12.1 that doesn't have X dependencies?
 
Old 04-19-2008, 06:42 AM   #5
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probably the solution is trying to recompile the emacs-nox package using the SlackBuilds script
 
Old 04-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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Yeah I'll try that for now.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 08:37 AM   #7
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Aha! Found it. Watch:
Code:
root@erwin:/usr/bin# cd    
root@erwin:~# ls -l /usr/bin | grep emacs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root   root      82856 2008-04-14 08:49 ctags-emacs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root   root         19 2008-04-19 12:32 emacs -> emacs-22.2-with-x11
-rwxr-xr-t 1 root   root    5011728 2008-04-14 08:49 emacs-22.2-no-x11
-rwxr-xr-t 1 root   root    5441968 2008-04-14 08:49 emacs-22.2-with-x11
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root   root      11852 2008-04-14 08:49 emacsclient
There are two different executables, one with X, one without. 'emacs' is symlinked to one. Did 'ln -s emacs-22.2-no-x11 emacs' as root in /usr/bin.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 04:47 PM   #8
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A fine piece of detective work:


Quote:
Originally Posted by samwise17 View Post
Aha! Found it. Watch:
Code:
root@erwin:/usr/bin# cd    
root@erwin:~# ls -l /usr/bin | grep emacs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root   root      82856 2008-04-14 08:49 ctags-emacs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root   root         19 2008-04-19 12:32 emacs -> emacs-22.2-with-x11
-rwxr-xr-t 1 root   root    5011728 2008-04-14 08:49 emacs-22.2-no-x11
-rwxr-xr-t 1 root   root    5441968 2008-04-14 08:49 emacs-22.2-with-x11
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root   root      11852 2008-04-14 08:49 emacsclient
There are two different executables, one with X, one without. 'emacs' is symlinked to one. Did 'ln -s emacs-22.2-no-x11 emacs' as root in /usr/bin.
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