[ESS] xargs XEmacs bug squashed

paul sorenson sourceforge at metrak.com
Wed Jan 11 10:21:08 CET 2006

I have ESS kind of working with XEmacs 21.4.

 From memory (I did this several months ago) I had to unzip the ESS 
package to a temp directory and do a build.  I think I first tried to 
follow the installation instructions but that was no go.

It is still not working properly but I can evaluate R source.


John Fox wrote:
> Dear Rodney,
> I tried today to get the current XEmacs for Windows to work with the current
> ESS, with a view towards updating my init file and installation
> instructions. So far, after the following steps (mostly following the
> directions in the ESS manual), I've been unsuccessful:
> (1) I downloaded the Windows installer for version 21.4.18 of XEmacs and did
> a default install.
> (2) I downloaded ess-5.2.11.zip and unzipped it in C:\XEmacs\ess.
> (3) I created an init.el file with the following contents in the
> subdirectory .xemacs under my home directory:
> 	(load "C:/XEmacs/ess/ess-5.2.11/lisp/ess-site")
> 	(setq inferior-R-program-name "C:/R/R-2.2.1/bin/rterm.exe")
> (4) Starting up Xemacs produced the dreaded "xargs" error (as expected):
> 	Searching for program: No such file or directory, xargs
> (5) Using the XEmacs package menu, I updated xemacs-base to the pre-release
> version (since this is supposed to fix the "xargs" error).
> (6) I closed XEmacs and restarted it. This produced the following warning
> (in a *Warnings* buffer):
> 	(warning/warning) Autoload error in:
> c:\XEmacs\Packages\xemacs-packages\lisp\xemacs-base\auto-autoloads:
> 	Already loaded 
> I messed around a bit after this, but haven't been able to get past this
> error. The auto-autoloads.el file says that it shouldn't be modified. Note
> that these problems are independent of the init.el file that I distribute,
> and which, along with ESS, actually still seems to work.
> As before, I'm willing to update my init file and associated document, but
> I'm stuck at this point and don't have a great deal of time to persist.
> Regards,
>  John
> --------------------------------
> John Fox
> Department of Sociology
> McMaster University
> Hamilton, Ontario
> Canada L8S 4M4
> 905-525-9140x23604
> http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox 
> -------------------------------- 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
>>[mailto:ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of 
>>Rodney Sparapani
>>Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 1:06 PM
>>To: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>>Subject: [ESS] xargs XEmacs bug squashed
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