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Re: Difficulty building older Emacsen: <tab> characters seemingly foulin

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Difficulty building older Emacsen: <tab> characters seemingly fouling things up.
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:46:58 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello, David.

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 11:47:20PM +0200, David Engster wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie writes:
> >> Building older Emacsen can be quite frustrating. I think I also had
> >> problems with linking crt1.o or somesuch when creating older Emacs
> >> binaries for the Buildbot.
> >
> > I've managed successfully to rebuild 22.1, 22.2, 22.3,  23.2, 23.3,
> > and 24.2.  The more recent versions were OK anyway.

> On what system are you compiling?

> > 23.4 (which builds OK, but freezes with 100% CPU at startup)

> I dimly remember that one - newer libglib made Emacs 23 freeze on
> startup. See for instance

> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666714

It's good to know that it wasn't me making a mistake.

> If you really care for Emacs 23.4, then I guess you could try patching
> xgselect.c (I guess b05725233b might do the trick). I simply installed
> the Debian 7 emacs23 package, which happens to be 23.4. :-)

Thanks.  I think I've got enough working versions (for testing) now, so
I'll forget about 23.4, unless I specifically need it for something.

> -David

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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