emacs does not work, emacs-nox works

Larry Hall (Cygwin X) reply-to-list-only-lh-x@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 31 21:48:00 GMT 2007

Fredrik Staxeng wrote:
> "Larry Hall (Cygwin X)" <reply-to-list-only-lh-x@cygwin.com> writes:
>> Fredrik Staxeng wrote:
>>> Xwin works, xterm works, but when I try to run emacs it just silently exits.
>> Run 'cygcheck emacs' and see if it reports any missing DLLs.  If so, find
>> this missing package(s) you need to install via 'cygcheck -p <missing DLL
>> name>'.  Rerun 'setup.exe' and install those packages.  Try again.
> Thank you for your help, it wprks now.  Turns out the missing dll was
> cygtiff4.dll, which is in the libtiff4 package. 
> Is setup.exe supposed to handle dependencies? Should I file a bug
> report?  

Thanks for the feedback.  Believe it or not, you've already implicitly
filed a bug report. ;-)  The normal procedure is to report all packaging
problems to the cygwin-apps list.  Chris Faylor has done this for you
already in this case so you needn't do so yourself.

'setup.exe' does handle dependencies as they are defined in 'hint'
files provided by Cygwin package maintainers.  Your sleuthing has uncovered
a missing package from the hint's dependency list for emacs.

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