"emacs -nw" hangs in a terminal
Mon May 14 13:58:00 GMT 2012
On 5/14/2012 8:29 AM, Ken Jackson wrote:
> Recently, emacs in a terminal started hanging:
> /usr/bin/emacs -nw --no-init-file --no-site-file
> I had to kill it from another terminal window.
> But I noticed /usr/bin/emacs points through alternatives to
> /usr/bin/emacs-X11, so I started calling /usr/bin/emacs-nox
> directly. (Actually I modified my emn script.) This solves
> the problem for me.
> But "emacs -nw" has worked forever until very recently.
This is a known problem with emacs-23 and glib >= 2.31:
I guess the problem just showed up on Cygwin a few days ago because of
the recent update of the GNOME libraries. And I didn't notice it myself
because I've been using emacs-24, which doesn't have the problem.
I'll prepare an update ASAP with a fix. In the meantime, you can
continue with your workaround of calling emacs-nox.exe directly, or you
can try the test version of emacs-24 that's available via setup.exe. The
latter would be appreciated; emacs-24.1 is going to be released fairly
soon, and it would be nice to have some Cygwin users test it.
Thanks for the report.
Cygwin's emacs maintainer
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