[ESS] ESS Hangs: Text is read-only

Mathieu Basille basille.web at ase-research.org
Fri Apr 11 17:30:27 CEST 2014

Le 10/04/2014 11:58, Paul Johnson a écrit :
> On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM, Mathieu Basille
> <basille.web at ase-research.org> wrote:
>> Le 04/05/2014 03:28 PM, Paul Johnson a écrit :
>>> Thanks everybody for figuring this out.  I can confirm the new ESS
>>> solves the vignette problem I was seeing.
>>> I found the MELPA tarball has no docs folder, so when I build that
>>> into an Ubuntu package, I have to disable the doc builder. Otherwise,
>>> result is adequate and other Ubunutu users are free to share:
>>> http://pj.freefaculty.org/Ubuntu/13.10/amd64/ess/ess_20140404.1519_all.deb
>>> I left the packaging stuff there too, in case you are picky.
>>> Seems to work fine, only drawback is no "docs" are included in the package
>>> No, I'm not willing to setup an apt repo for you because I think
>>> that's tedious.  Download the deb and install it yourself.
>> Uh? What's wrong with using MELPA in the first place??
> It is not a deb package for installation across 100s of machines, most
> importantly.

That makes sense, however you're losing updates with this approach, which 
you have with MELPA.

The mere fact that Emacs now centralizes all its packages (MELPA, 
Marmalade, ...) is a huge step forward. I think I've seen instructions on 
how to automatically install a bunch of packages at Emacs startup, but 
(AFAIR) they were not straightforward.

> Even on just one Ubuntu system, how are you installing that within the
> larger package framework without doing a bunch of finger painting as
> root?

I'm not sure I understand that one. On Debian, what I do now is that I 
install Emacs 24 from the Debian repository (with root access), and then 
everything as Emacs packages, including those that are nevertheless in the 
Debian packaging system (e.g. ESS, AucTeX, ...).




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