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Re: [h-e-w] problems with RCS rcsdiff and checkout co.exe in emacs 22.3.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] problems with RCS rcsdiff and checkout co.exe in emacs 22.3.1
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:53:28 +0200

> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:26:13 -0500
> From: "Tolkin, Steve" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> In the new emacs 22.3.1 I have some problems with the RCS utilities.
> Below is the simplest example.   I also have a problem doing a checkin
> of an existing file after making an edit.  This problem is a
> "showstopper" for me using the new emacs.
> In emacs I create a new file named e.g. foo22, type "foo", and "C-x s"
> to save the file, and then "C-x v v" to checkin.
> That all works as expected.  The RCS/foo22 file is there and looks -OK.
> (See below.)
> Then I say "C-x v v" again to checkout, but it fails, with this message:
> vc-do-command: Running rcsdiff...FAILED (status 2)

I cannot reproduce this on my machine, using Emacs 22.3 invoked with
"emacs -Q".  If you use "emacs -Q", does the problem persist?

If "emacs -Q" doesn't work either, then please tell where did you get
the ported RCS package you are using.  Perhaps that port is somehow
subtly incompatible with how Emacs invokes subsidiary programs.  (I
needed to roll my own port of RCS because the one I downloaded from
GnuWin32 was buggy, and rcsdiff was indeed one of the problems.
However, in my case, it didn't work even from the command line.)

> I use an RCS directory (not the approach of having a ,v at the end of
> the file name.)

But the files inside the RCS/ subdirectory do have the ,v suffix,

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