[ESS] Problem with ESS

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Jan 11 17:03:12 CET 2010

On 01/11/10 06:31 AM, Ahmed Abdallah wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to install ESS with Xemacs 21.4.22.  I am using Windows XP with
> Cygwin.  It works normally if I run xemacs directly from Windows, however,
> when I try to open xemacs from cygwin I get the following error message:
> Symbol's function definition is void: w32-short-file-name
> To ensure normal operation, you should investigate the cause of the error
> in your initialization file and remove it.  Use the `-debug-init' option
> to XEmacs to view a complete error backtrace.
> (2) (warning/warning) None of 'w32-short-file-name, 'win32-short-file-name,
> or 'mswindows-short-file-name are defined!
> You will have to manually set   ess-program-files (in ess-cust.el) to
> the correct "8.3"-style directory name.
> I am using ESS version 5.7.1, and the latest version of Cygwin (I believe it
> is 1.7).  I created the init.el file, and was forced to use (load "pathname
> for ess-site"), because (require 'ess-site) didn't work for me.
> Thanks for your help,
> Ahmed Abdallah

Hi Ahmed:

This is a little weird.  Can evaluate the variable ess-microsoft-p
and tell us what you have on the Cygwin build of XEmacs?


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