I updated my Debian from Stretch (a.k.a. Debian 9) to Buster (a.k.a.
Debian 10) two days ago, and I noticed that in Buster the package
"emacs24" is essentially just a fake package that depends on
>> From: Eduardo Ochs <[hidden email]>
>> Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2020 03:06:07 -0300
>> git checkout emacs-24
>> ./autogen.sh 2>&1 | tee oa
>> ./configure 2>&1 | tee oc
>> # make 2>&1 | tee om
>> make bootstrap 2>&1 | tee omb
>> # "make bootstrap" fails!
>> tail -n 15 omb
>> # The output of "tail" is:
>> # make: Leaving directory '/home/edrx/bigsrc/emacs24/lisp'
>> # if test "no" = "yes"; then \
>> # rm -f bootstrap-emacs; \
>> # ln temacs bootstrap-emacs; \
>> # else \
>> # ./temacs --batch --load loadup bootstrap || exit 1; \
>> # test "X" = X || -zex emacs; \
>> # mv -f emacs bootstrap-emacs; \
>> # fi
>> # /bin/bash: line 7: 20593 Segmentation fault ./temacs --batch
>> --load loadup bootstrap
> I guess this is some problem with unexec and malloc in new glibc
That was 41 weeks ago, and there were no further followups. It sounds
likely that Eli's analysis here is correct and an older glibc would need
to be used. In any case, I don't know what we can do about Emacs 24 now.
I'm therefore closing this bug now.
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