[ESS] ESS error: Autoloading failed to define function compilation--ensure-parse

Sparapani, Rodney r@p@r@p@ @end|ng |rom mcw@edu
Fri Oct 2 14:46:40 CEST 2015

> Hi all,
> I'm using Emacs 23.3.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.10)
>  of 2013-05-16 on panlong, modified by Debian, i.e., Ubuntu 12.04.
> I've been using ESS for years.  I just upgraded to the most recent version
> of ESS using Ubuntu's package manager, and now upon starting an R process
> using M-x R I get the following error message:
> Error in post-command-hook: (error Autoloading failed to define function
> compilation--ensure-parse)
> in the buffer and R does not work.
> Any ideas how to fix this problem?
> Robert M. Dorazio

Hi Robert:

I guess Emacs 23.x does not have that function.  Maybe you can just
grab compile.el from Emacs 24.x...

compilation--ensure-parse is an autoloaded compiled Lisp function in

Or better yet, upgrade to Emacs 24.x


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