Commit b833a280 authored by Jim Blandy's avatar Jim Blandy

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* `expand-file-name' fails to work on any but the machine you dumped Emacs on.
On some systems, if you use any of the functions which look up
information in the passwd database before dumping Emacs (say, by using
On Ultrix, if you use any of the functions which look up information
in the passwd database before dumping Emacs (say, by using
expand-file-name in site-init.el), then those functions will not work
in the dumped Emacs on any host but the one Emacs was dumped on.
Apparently, the Yellow Pages (or Network Information Service)
functions cache information the first time they are called in the
undumped emacs, this information gets included in the dumped
executable, and it is then inaccurate if the executable is used on
another host.
The solution? Don't use expand-file-name in site-init.el, or in
anything it loads. Yuck.
anything it loads. Yuck - some solution.
I'm not sure why this happens; if you can find out exactly what is
going on, and perhaps find a fix or a workaround, please let us know.
Perhaps the YP functions cache some information, the cache is included
in the dumped Emacs, and is then inaccurate on any other host.
* On some variants of SVR4, Emacs does not work at all with X.
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