"Doug Harter" <[hidden email]> writes:
> I am looking for some help with Upgrading Emacs. My current version is
> GNU Emacs 23.3.1. EMacs is now up to 25.3 and has a different
> directory structure. my .emacs has over 100 lines and doesn't run on
> 25.3 and I have one of my utilities which has been completely
> rewritten on 25.3 and won't run on 23.3.1.
If your new Emacs will start without your ~/.emacs, you could insert the
contents of .emacs into *scratch* and execute it statement by statement
until something fails.
Is your .emacs mostly code you wrote, or is it all
(custom-set-variables, (custom-set-faces, and the like generated by
Emacs itself as a result of settings changes and such? If it's entirely
Emacs generated and now prevents Emacs from running, that's probably
worth a bug report.
As to changes that prevent Emacs from even starting, I vaguely recall
(rplaca (assq 27 universal-argument-map) ....
had that effect, because Emacs 24.4 no longer had a binding for ESC/27
there, but my memory could be wrong. Key and keymap changes you made
yourself directly in .emacs are probably a good place to look, though.
I know I have to do that, I just think I need someone here with me to walk
me thru it. I already have 25.3 on my computer, in an Emacs1 directory, but
the directory structure is so different, I have so much in my .emacs, and I
need updated versions of many of the procedures and am not sure where to get
them all. That is why I specified where I live in this username (near
Harrisburg, PA). I have tried local computer shops, but nobody is that
familiar with Emacs.