[Pkg-erlang-devel] Bug#588474: erlang-mode: new erlang-flymake.el incompatible with XEmacs

Aaron M. Ucko ucko at debian.org
Thu Jul 8 19:50:11 UTC 2010

Package: erlang-mode
Version: 1:14.a-dfsg-1
Severity: important

erlang-mode is no longer coinstallable with XEmacs (which I have
installed mainly for compatibility testing, FWIW) because flymake, on
which erlang-flymake.el relies, is specific to GNU Emacs:

    While compiling toplevel forms in file /usr/share/xemacs21/site-lisp/erlang/erlang-flymake.el:
      !! File error (("Cannot open load file" "flymake"))
    >>Error occurred processing erlang-flymake.el: Cannot open load file: flymake

To compensate, I would suggest adjusting the emacs-install script to
set FILES conditionally depending on whether it is working with XEmacs
or GNU Emacs; alternatively, you could conservatively arrange for it
to bail altogether when encountering XEmacs, which upstream evidently
doesn't support.  At any rate, could you please take care of it?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages erlang-mode depends on:
ii  emacsen-common                1.4.19     Common facilities for all emacsen

erlang-mode recommends no packages.

Versions of packages erlang-mode suggests:
ii  erlang                     1:14.a-dfsg-1 Concurrent, real-time, distributed
pn  erlang-doc                 <none>        (no description available)
ii  erlang-manpages            1:14.a-dfsg-1 Erlang/OTP manual pages

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