Subject: Re: emacs package
To: Wayne Cuddy , Wiz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 12/12/2001 13:23:57
Also, for future reference, I believe that the proper way to submit a bug
report is to:
(a) Check the problem report (PR) database from NetBSD's web pages.
(``Report or query a bug'' from http://www.NetBSD.org/ )
(I always turn on checks for ``closed'' PR's as well. You never
know when something may have been reported and fixed 2 hours ago.
Or, depending on the age of the system on which you are reporting
the problem, 2 years ago. (^&)
(b) If no matching report can be found, file one (category ``pkg''),
either via send-pr or from the web pages.
This applies to package problems as much as to kernel, bin, ... Yes?
In the particular case of emacs, there's an option (-nw) that lets you
tell it NOT to use X. You could wrap emacs up in a script that invokes
the real emacs with the option to disable using X. (Also, if you link to
the machine from a system that is running X, you might want to have X
support there. Something to think about before you disable it completely
in your copy of emacs by rebuilding. (^&)
(If you already knew any of the above, skip the appropriate bits...)
``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.'' --firstname.lastname@example.org