ess-5.2.2 building rpms for fc2; one quirk
S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Sun Sep 19 14:02:43 CEST 2004
Paul Johnson writes:
> Hey, everybody
> I'm packaging up ess-emacs rpms for 5.2.2 for Fedora Core 2 linux
> systems (I know, about time) and ESS runs fine, but I notice one config
> quirk and I want to understand it.
> When Emacs starts, M-x R does work to start R its own window (I love
> The funny bit is that the R icon in the ESS menu bar thing across the
> top is grayed out, and when you hover the mouse on it, it says "No other
> R or Sqpe versions". However, the s-plus button, right next to it, is
> not grayed-out, even though I don't have s-plus it will let me click on
> that button and then return an error.
> The R button did lite up in ESS-5.2.1 and i could launch R there.
> So it must mean I missed a config switch?
> My Emacs is the one FC2 delivers, 21.3.1, nothing fancied up.
this is a bug in the ESS code. It is a very simple fix though, rather
than waiting for 5.2.3:
change line 229 of lisp/ess-mode.el from:
["No other R or Sqpe versions" R nil])
["No other R or Sqpe versions" nil nil])
i.e. change R to nil.
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