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Re: [O] list-load-path-shadows

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] list-load-path-shadows
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:34:13 -0400

Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:

> Aloha all,
> I'm working to understand why my initialization files don't work if I
> compile org from git, but do seem to work (that is, initialization runs
> to completion) when I don't compile org from git.  Right now I've
> installed org from git and have run make uncompiled.

It might be a good idea to run with --debug-init in the compiled case
and get a backtrace.

I doubt the shadowing you discuss below makes a difference here (but
I could be wrong).


> Because mixed installations are common, I'm following the FAQ "Is my
> Orgmode installation mixed?"
> (org-version) looks good:
> Org-mode version 7.9.1 (release_7.9.1-138-geeb5b9 @
> /Users/dk/.emacs.d/src/org-mode/lisp/)
> The FAQ advises that I go through the output of list-load-path-shadows
> line by line to get hints, but fails to mention what might qualify as a
> hint.  So, I'm coming to the list to check if any of the shadow patterns
> I'm seeing might be hints.
> I see that 110 Emacs Lisp load-path shadowings were found.  
> 108 of the shadowings are cases where a file in
> ~/.emacs.d/src/org-mode/lisp (my home for the git version of org mode)
> hides a file of the same name in
> /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/Resources/lisp/org/.  I think these 108
> shadowings are the right thing, and that they are not hints that
> something is wrong.  Is 108 shadowings the correct number for a normal
> org mode installation nowadays?
> The other two are different.
> The first one is:
> /Users/dk/.emacs.d/custom hides
> /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/Resources/lisp/custom
> Here, the file created by the emacs Customize interface is on the
> load-path and shadows something completely different (and important?),
> though not part of org mode.  Should I do something to have the emacs
> Customize interface put the file somewhere off the load-path?
> The second one is: 
> /Users/dk/.emacs.d/src/org-mode/.dir-locals hides
> /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/Resources/lisp/gnus/.dir-locals
> I keep hoping gnus will heal itself and stop hanging emacs--could this
> shadowing be causing problems?
> All the best,
> Tom
> -- 
> Thomas S. Dye
> http://www.tsdye.com

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