compile-log error on emacs startup after ess install

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Wed Sep 17 17:43:24 CEST 2003

A few things:

1. 5.1.19 is a pretty bad version; if you MUST use old versions,
   5.1.21, but please use a recent version

2. You do not have to compile.  You do not have to compile....
   (see the documentation)

mfmorss at writes:

> I downloaded ESS 5.1.19, ran 'make' and 'make install' (without errors
> other than having to do with attempts to create html files, which
> apparently failed), and added the appropriate load statement to ~/.emacs.
> But now I find that whenever I start emacs, I receive a *Compile-Log*
> message: "** ad-Orig-documentation called with 5 arguments, but accepts
> only 1-2".  This problem disappears when I comment out the ess load
> statement in ~/.emacs.  I grepped the .../ess-5.1.19/lisp directory for a
> mention of this function, and could find nothing.
> I use emacs 21.1.1 on AIX 5.0.  Since I do not have write access to the
> emacs source directories, I installed ess in my home directory.
> It may be perhaps be relevant that there seems to be a little problem with
> the emacs documentation facilities on our site.  A few seeming innocent
> help requests are capapable of producing strange errors, for example, "C-h
> v RET emacs-version" returns "Invalid data in documentation file -- ^A
> followed by 0120".
> All the best,
> Mark Morss
> Principal Risk Analyst
> American Electric Power
> Columbus, Ohio
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