SUMMARY: Emacs on Solaris 7

From: Erwin Fritz (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 10:38:25 CDT

Here's the original message.

> I have an E450 running Solaris 7, with most of the latest patches. I'm
> trying to install Gnu Emacs 20.4 or 20.6.
> The compile went just fine, but when I run the executable, I get a core
> dump. Truss tells me that the last successfully opened file was
> /usr/openwin/lib/X11/XKeysymDB, and the error occurred soon after that.
> When I unset my DISPLAY variable, it works just fine.
> I tried this on 20.6 and when that didn't work, I tried it on 20.4 with the
> same result.
> Has anyone run into this problem?

Thanks go to,, and Karl Vogel for
suggestions. The one that worked was

He suggested that I downloaded the executable as a Solaris package from I downloaded Emacs 20.4 from there, and installed it
using 'pkgadd'. It works just fine.

Erwin Fritz
Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd.

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