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> Emacs Is There But Wont Run!, Emacs is installed but wont open.
post Sep 29 2003, 01:38 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I did install my linux system with all features for emacs. But when I run "emacs"
alone, it says "bad or unrecognized command"
command as if emacs was not on my system.
At first, I though it was a matter of putting the executable of emacs in the path variable so
I can run it from whatever path.
But that was not the issue: I did a search of emacs files on my system, and found a lot of emacs related datas.
But no emacs executable under /usr/bin or /bin. The only emacs file I found and that is closed to the emacs
executable si a file called "emacsclient". But when running it, it asks for the emacs server! I tried
all of the other emacs files, but there's no emacs server or any file that did execute emacs!
Redgat 4.2 kernel 2.0.30
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post Sep 29 2003, 05:22 PM
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Its GNU/

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Wow... Redhat 4.2. That was my first linux distro.

My first guess would be that something happened and emacs didn't get installed correctly.

What kind of hardware do you have? I would suggest upgrading to a more recent kernel.
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