[ESS] ESS-remote

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 16:21:58 CEST 2005

When this happened last time to someone, the solution turned out to be
to reboot the machine since it wasn't able to spawn processes (i.e.
system-level problem, beyond the grasp of Emacs).

Does M-x shell  work?   If not, then this is the issue.


On 6/15/05, gerald.jean at dgag.ca <gerald.jean at dgag.ca> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a long time user of Emacs and ESS --- but very poor at lisp
> programming, I usually run S+6 on a remote Solaris server.  I, normally, do
> it by accessing the server through a Citrix application, then start Emacs
> and then S+6 through ESS, works great and a millon thanks to all the
> collaborators who make this possible.
> But, there is always a but, today, for a reason unknown to me I can't
> access the Solaris server through the normal route, our IT people are
> working on this; but I also have Emacs (21.3.1) and ESS (5.2.2) on my PC
> and I am trying to access a running (through telnet) S+6 session on the
> Solaris server but with no luck so far.
> I am following the instructions in the ESS documentation but to no avail?
> 1. Starting a new telnet buffer and connecting to the Solaris machine works
> OK.
> 2. Starting S+6 on the Solaris machine works OK.
> 3. Then "M-x ess-remote" never prompts me for a program name, instead it
> aborts with the message:
>       Wrong type argument: processp, nil
> Any idea, what should I do to get this running?
> Thanks,
> Gérald Jean
> Analyste-conseil (statistiques), Actuariat
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"Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository from which we can easily
roll-back your mistakes" (AJR, 4Jan05).

A.J. Rossini
blindglobe at gmail.com

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