ESS hangs in Xemacs

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Fri Mar 7 00:06:37 CET 2003

That shouldn't hang anything, it should report an error and go on.
I'm not sure why it really is hanging, which is completely different.

"Scott, Steven" <Sscott at> writes:

> I recently downloaded Xemacs and R (version 1.6.2) onto my new XP machine. 
> When I try to start an R/iESS session Xemacs hangs.  I set Options->Troubleshooting->Debug on (Error/Signal/Quit), to get the backtrace shown below.
> I'm not too comfortable with lisp, but I'm guessing that I need to make err-r-namedb.el and put it somewhere.  However, I can't find any *.el or *.elc files in the Xemacs distribution, so I'm not sure where to put it.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Gracias, 
> Steve Scott (sls at
> ------------- Backtrace--------------------
> Signaling: (file-error "Cannot open load file %s" "ess-r-namedb.el")
>   signal(file-error ("Cannot open load file %s" "ess-r-namedb.el"))
>   load("ess-r-namedb.el")
>   ess-load-object-name-db-file()
>   inferior-ess-mode()
>   ess-multi("R" #<buffer "*R*"> "--ess ")
>   inferior-ess("--ess ")
>   R(nil)
>   call-interactively(R)
>   command-execute(R t)
>   execute-extended-command(nil)
>   call-interactively(execute-extended-command)
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