make-regexp was not provided

Douglas Bates bates at
Wed Oct 10 15:22:48 CEST 2001

I have installed ess from the Debian testing distribution on my laptop
as well as on various desktop computers.  On the desktops I can run it
without difficulty under GNU emacs 20.  On the laptop every time I
start emacs-20 with (require 'ess-site) in my ~/.emacs I get the error
message "Required feature make-regexp was not provided."

I can see that make-regexp.elc is available in
/usr/share/emacs20/site-lisp/ and loading it by hand allows me to
complete loading of ess-site.  I haven't been able to figure out why
it is not loaded automatically.  This may be specific to Debian but,
if so, I am not sure why it works on my desktop systems and not on my
laptop systems.

I see the following comment in ess-site.el

;;;   4. As of 5.1.19, a new and improved syntax highlighting scheme for .sas and .log 
;;;	 files is available (press f10 to toggle between modes in .log).  If you are
;;;      using XEmacs v. 20.x, then you need this as well, since it works around a 
;;;      problem with make-regexp.el.  Uncomment the next line for this feature:
;;;(setq ess-sas-run-make-regexp nil)

Is this something to which I should alert the Debian ess maintainer?
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