Bug#770781: mate-desktop: Emacs 24.4 doesn't pick up Xresources under MATE, but does under other DEs

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Tue Nov 25 15:19:42 UTC 2014

Control: tag -1 moreinfo
Control: severity -1 minor

Hi Rogério,

On  Mo 24 Nov 2014 02:09:37 CET, Rogério Brito wrote:

> Package: mate-desktop
> Version: 1.8.1+dfsg1-2
> Severity: normal
> Hi.
> First of all, I am not really sure which package I should be filing this bug
> against, as the bug is not really obvious to me.
> Since Emacs 24.4 has been uploaded to Debian, I noticed that it didn't
> respect my Xresources, while Emacs 24.3 did (in fact, I kept a copy of the
> Emacs 24.3 packages here and I can switch back and forth to see this
> behavior).
> I reported this bug to upstream of Emacs [0].  During investigation of the
> problem, I discovered that the problem is only present with MATE (which, of
> course, is my choice of Desktop Environment).
> Quoting myself [1] from my report:
>> I tried installing and seeing the behavior with LXDE, GNOME 3 Classic
>> (regular GNOME 3 just crashed), and  XFCE.  Emacs 24.4 loaded the
>> resources just fine with these.
> Is there any further information that I can provide so that this bug can be
> fixed?  I don't know what program is the culprit here, but I am so desperate
> here that I don't know what to do.
> [0]: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=18902
> [1]: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=18902#14

As you seem to be sure that a change in xemacs caused this issue, it  
would be interesting to learn the difference (source code) between  
those two xemacs package versions.

Please be so kind and provide us with a debdiff of the two source  
package versions (use snapshot.debian.org to obtain the .dsc files /  
sources of both packages).

My hope is that we can learn from that changeset what is missing in MATE.



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