[ESS] Problem installing ess-12.04

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Apr 13 23:41:29 CEST 2012

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 23:28, Dylan Canfield
<dylan.canfield at colorado.edu> wrote:
> After adding the quotes, I get the following error:
> Error in init file: Symbol's function definition is void: locate-file

Yes,  and above you mention that your emacs version is 21.4.1
Yes, I believe that this is the officially supported  emacs version on the
super stable and hence professionally used RHEL5 (Redhat Linux
Enterprise version 5).

Still, we have been somewhat more reluctant than in the past to support
"very old" (I know, this is debatable!) versions of emacs.

If I had a bit more time, I would indeed try to help keeping ESS
running, at least with all the "old functionality" (i.e. possibly not
supporting new stuff such as 'eldoc ...),
but I really don't have the time, currently...

But I would accept patches .. if you find someone else to do the work,
and I could even test them on one of our important servers which runs RHEL5.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

> Thanks for your help,
> Dylan
>> you need quotes around the file name
>> (load "/usr/local/ess/lisp/ess-site")
>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Dylan Canfield <[1]dylan.canfield at colorado.edu> wrote:
>>     ess-help,
>>     I am having trouble getting ess-12.04 to work on my RHEL5 system. Here
>>     is some information about my setup:
>>     Linux 2.6.18-308.1.1.el5 #1 SMP x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>     GNU Emacs 21.4.1
>>     I have added the following to my ~/.emacs file:
>>     (load /usr/local/ess/lisp/ess-site)
>>     However when I start emacs, I get the following message:
>>     Error in init file: Symbol's value as variable is void: /usr/local/ess/lisp/ess\
>>     -site
>>     Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
>>     Regards,
>>     Dylan Canfield
>>     [2]dylan.canfield at colorado.edu
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>> [1] mailto:dylan.canfield at colorado.edu
>> [2] mailto:dylan.canfield at colorado.edu
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