Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/12/09/06:57:31

Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 03:15:31 -0500 (EST)
From: "Jude T. DaShiell" <jdashiel AT clark DOT net>
To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: termcap data base not found
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Thanks much Eli for that -nw switch!  I found out why bash was returning
bad command or file name.  I thought I had placed c:\djgpp\bin in my path
statement and found out it wasn't there after all.  I also found out that
under dos 7.10 there is a difference between set path= and path=.  The
second form actually works.  Other problems I had but cleared up were I
was trying to use himem.sys in config.sys and that doesn't work in win 9x
computers.  at least that and emm386.exe noems novcpi and dos=high,umb
causes djgpp stuff to take computer into deep space when run that way. So
for now I have only device=c:\windows\emm386.exe noems in config.sys for
memory manager.  I'll search faq file for this version of dos and optimize
where possible. On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Jude Dashiell wrote:
> > I finally got emacs up and running with djgpp but emacs is doing direct
> > screen writes.  When I used set term=ansi before running emacs I got the
> > error termcap data base not found and emacs exited.  There is a
> > termcap.src file under the etc directory.  Should I compile it to termcap
> > and if so what will compile termcap.src?  We had gotten these problems
> > solved a few years ago, but my hard drive died and wasn't backed up at the
> > time.
> Would you believe if I told you that I have your own message from more
> than 2 years ago, which explains how you did that, stashed away safely
> in my archives?  Well, I do; it is reproduced below.
> Don't forget to invoke Emacs with the -nw switch, so that it won't use
> direct screen writes.
> > but bash doesn't run from the
> > djgpp directory even with djgpp=c:\djgpp\djgpp.env set
> How do you mean ``bash doesn't run''?  What exactly happens when you
> try to invoke Bash?  Do you invoke it from the command line or from
> inside Emacs?  If the latter, how did you configure Emacs to do that,
> and what Emacs command did you use to invoke Bash?
> > so I'm thinking
> > not all applications are finding djgpp.env and its contents or perhaps I
> > have to update djgpp.env too.
> I don't think you should need to modify djgpp.env.  I suggest to
> describe every problem you have here before you go out and change
> djgpp.env, because editing that file is an all too easy way of messing
> your entire DJGPP installation beyond repair.
> > A final set up question, I once read a command on comp.os.msdos.djgpp
> > which I used earlier that went out and found all installed info files and
> > updated the dir. file for me.  Does anyone know the command?
> The command is "install-info", but it cannot automatically loop on all
> Info files you have; you need to invoke it separately for every such
> file.
> However, I doubt that you should need that: the file info/DIR supplied
> with should already have an entry for every Info file
> that you might get from one of the ported packages.
> Here's your message of yore which explains how to set up Emacs for
> character terminal mode operation:
> > Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 16:53:35 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel AT eagle1 DOT eaglenet DOT com>
> > 
> > Finally figured how to get emacs 19.34 to connect with termcap.src.
> > If anyone else can use the batch file
> > in this message you're welcome to it!  Understand I have everything
> > in my disk setup that's djgpp in and below the
> > d:\djgpp directory tree so if your system differs
> > adjust accordingly.
> > 
> > @echo off
> > cls
> > set djgpp=d:/djgpp/djgpp.env
> > set termcap=d:/djgpp/gnu/emacs/etc/termcap.src
> > set term=pcansi
> > set path=d:\djgpp;d:\djgpp\bin;d:\djgpp\gnu\emacs\bin;%path%


jude <jdashiel AT clark DOT net>

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