emacs does not work on MacOSX server
raramayo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 21:41:47 PDT 2011
I have three servers and all of them are showing the same behavior. How do
you explain that??
When updating MacPorts I do the following:
>port upgrade outdated
>port -u uninstall
Am I doing something wrong?
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 18:47, Dan Ports <dports at macports.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:19:12AM -0500, Rodolfo Aramayo wrote:
> > After applying the latest Apple server updates and port selfupdate and
> > updates, which included emacs, I cannot use emacs anymore
> > After invoking emacs I get the following:
> > "emacs: Cannot open termcap database file"
> FWIW, I finally got a chance to dust off my OS X server machine, and I
> couldn't reproduce this problem. It works fine for me on OS X Server
> 10.6.7 with emacs 23.3_1.
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:44:28PM -0500, Rodolfo Aramayo wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 20:29, William H. Magill
> > <magill at mcgillsociety.org>wrote:
> > > (setq system-uses-terminfo y)
> > >
> > > in your .emacs file will switch to using terminfo, which is what OSX
> > > with -- i.e. no termcap file, just terminfo files.
> > >
> > Makes sense.
> > I tried creating a .emacs file inside the ".emacs.d/" directory where I
> > placed "setq system-uses-terminfo y" but this did not work
> > Was this the right thing to do?
> I don't know why this workaround is necessary (as it doesn't seem to be
> for me), but it should go in .emacs in your home directory, not in
> .emacs.d. And the line should probably be:
> (setq system-uses-terminfo 't)
> Dan R. K. Ports MIT CSAIL http://drkp.net/
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