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Re: emacs 21.3 does work while 22.1 works: Why 21.3 is default in cygwin setup

Tatsuro MATSUOKA wrote:

> I have downdloded emacs-X11-21.2-13.tar.bz2 from
> There are two folders under usr
> usr/bin
> usr/share
> at usr/bin
> $ ls -l
> total 4584
> -rwx------+ 1 Tatsu none       0 Mar 23  2004 emacs-21.2.exe*
> -rwx------+ 1 Tatsu none 4694016 Mar 23  2004 emacs.exe*
> There are no emacs-X11 and the size of emacs-21.2.exe is zero.
> How can they work correctly?

Are you unpacking this .tar.bz2 with some kind of non-Cygwin utility
like winzip or winrar?  That will give you a false sense of something
being broken because they don't understand links.  emacs-21.2.exe is a
link in the tarball.  If you view the contents of this tarball with "tar
jtvf" you will see:

 -rwxr-xr-t jhpb/domain users 4350464 2004-03-22 12:59 usr/bin/emacs.exe
hrwxr-xr-t jhpb/domain users       0 2004-03-22 12:59
usr/bin/emacs-21.2.exe link to usr/bin/emacs.exe
hrwxr-xr-t jhpb/domain users       0 2004-03-22 12:59
usr/bin/emacs-nox.exe link to usr/bin/emacs.exe

So this is a red herring.  I just installed the emacs and emacs-X11
21.2-13 packages with setup and both worked fine in console and X11
mode.  I did have to replace cygreadline7.dll with an unrebased one but
that is a known issue.

> Perhaps an accident might happen to collapse the package of emacs-X11 for 21.2-13 on the cygwin root
> server.
> This is the truly happening now, please correct them by the maintainers team.

There's no need to be alarmist, the package is fine.


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