[ESS] xargs XEmacs bug squashed

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jan 11 19:03:33 CET 2006

Dear Rodney,

Yes, that works, but I find it very odd: That is, when I updated xemacs-base
with the pre-release version, I assumed that this would *replace* the
current version of the package. Obviously that's not the case.

Anyway, everything works now, and when I have a chance (soon), I'll update
my init file and instructions.

I'm copying this response to ess-help. Just to be clear: When xemacs-base is
updated via the package tool to fix the "xargs" problem, it's necessary to
remove the older version of the package, which is in
C:\XEmacs\Packages\xemacs-packages\lisp. The new version is in

Thanks for clearing this up,

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodney Sparapani [mailto:rsparapa at mcw.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:36 PM
> To: John Fox
> Subject: Re: [ESS] xargs XEmacs bug squashed
> John Fox wrote:
> >Dear Rodney,
> >
> >Before submitting the bug report (to Xemacs, following the 
> directions 
> >in the buffer, I suppose?), I thought that you might want to 
> take a look at it.
> >Since the bug report is pretty long, I'm not sending it to 
> the ESS list.
> >There are indeed lots of references to xemacs-base in Load-Path Lisp 
> >Shadows.
> >
> >Regards,
> > John
> >
> >  
> >
> Aha!  So, delete one of the installations of xemacs-base.  
> Check the auto-autoloads to see which one is the old, buggy 
> one and delete that one.
> Rodney

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