emacs install breaking

Rob MacLeod macleod at cvrti.utah.edu
Tue Feb 27 09:53:52 PST 2007

Thanks Daniel!  This fixed the installation problem.

Now to the problem that induced me to try a reinstall in the first  

When I launch emacs, it does not generate a new X window but rather  
comes up in the xterm from which I launch it.  Other X applications  
(xeyes, xcalc) seem to work fine so I don't suspect my X11  
installation or environment settings.  I have not seen this problem  
in years and always tracked it before to DISPLAY settings.  This time  
I am stumped.

I know a lot of people have moved to Aqua or Carbon versions of emacs  
and I am playing with those while I struggle.  But I would like to  
have the option of a native X version.

The error that might be the problem is one that I get in the Messages  
window after launching emacs:

	Warning: Lisp directory `/opt/local/share/emacs/21.4/leim' does not  

This directory is, indeed, missing.    I don't know a whole lot about  
it but could the files in this directory have something to do with X  
window support:?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


On Feb 27, 2007, at 10:34 AM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> On Feb 27, 2007, at 11:15 AM, Rob MacLeod wrote:
>> Does that help localize the problem?
> In the file you attached:
> DEBUG: activating file: /opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/subdirs.el
> DEBUG: hardlinking /opt/local/var/db/dports/software/emacs/21.4a_1 
> +darwin_8/opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/subdirs.el to /opt/local/ 
> share/emacs/site-lisp/subdirs.el failed, symlinking instead
> DEBUG: Activation failed, rolling back.
> and then later:
> DEBUG: deactivating file: /opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/subdirs.el
> DEBUG: /opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp is not empty
> I would do something like this (assuming you haven't put anything  
> into the site-lisp directory that you want to save, I'm not an  
> emacs user, so I'm not sure what gets put there):
> sudo port -f uninstall emacs
> rm -Rf /opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp
> sudo port -dv install emacs
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> Daniel J. Luke
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