[ESS] ESS on CentOS 5 throwing errors

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 14:49:08 CEST 2012

What is the version of emacs? I don't see you having mentioned this
before. My last guess it that it is just an utterly outdated one.

  >> Emmanuel Levy <emmanuel.levy at gmail.com>
  >> on Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:51:09 +0300 wrote:

  > Hi Brian and Vitalie,
  > I uninstalled both emacs and xemacs with YUM, and reinstalled both of
  > them. Re-did the ess install, but I still got the same error messages.
  > I also try to install all possible emacs add-ons (yum install emacs*)
  > and this did not improve things.

  >> emacs -Q

  > xemacs opens a new file called -Q and emacs  tells me ¨unknown option -Q ¨

  >> How does that look?
  >> What about commenting out the '(require 'ess-site)'
  >> and then evaluating it when emacs is open:
  >> M-: (require 'ess-site)
  >> ; or
  >> M-: (load "~/.emacs.d/ess-12.04-4/lisp/ess-site.el")

  > It gives me the same error ¨cannot find executable¨

  > I know things work well with Ubuntu, this is a desktop machine and not
  > a server so Iĺl just convince the IT person that I cannot allow myself
  > to loose days of work because of the OS. If ESS is trouble I cannot
  > even imagine what its going to be with packages that depend on many
  > uncommon libraries.

  > Thanks for your help,

  > Emmanuel

  >> The degugging info may be more informative. If that doesn't help, I am
  >> guessing that compiling emacs on the certain OS will give you a solution. I
  >> base this on only good experience on multiple platforms when getting a
  >> working version of emacs and putting the ESS lisp code where emacs can find
  >> it, and firing it up, that is, merely following the instructions at
  >> ess.r-project.org.  This has worked for me on Windows, (X,L,K)Ubuntu, and
  >> Mac OSX. I am hard pressed to believe that it is a problem with ESS (or
  >> Emacs).
  >> Try that please.
  >> Best,
  >> Brian

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