[arch-general] emacs-color-theme: please use a snapshot

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Fri Sep 2 09:08:10 EDT 2011

Am 29.08.2011 20:58, schrieb Eric Bélanger:
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 10:11 AM, XeCycle<xecycle at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hope I'm not disturbing~  But I don't know whether this worth a bug
>> report.
>> The package `emacs-color-theme' uses the stable release, released in
>> 2006.  In 2007, there's a commit fixing a bug (for me, the bug causes
>> conflict with Gnus), but the upstream didn't release a new version since
>> then.  So I would suggest on using a snapshot version --- I fixed that
>> bug myself.
>> Following is more about that bug and how I fixed it:
>> Function `replace-in-string' is provided in XEmacs but not GNU Emacs, so
>> the author of color-theme defined his own.  Yes, he checks whether the
>> function exists.  Gnus also defined one, but the name is
>> `mm-replace-in-string'.  Gnus checks whether `replace-in-string' is
>> present, and if it does, the `mm-' is just an alias to that.
>> All right, Eh?  But the author of color-theme defined the function
>> different from XEmacs did.  So Gnus was confused, then it complained
>> about something like "wrong number of arguments" when using it --- for
>> example, when EasyPG is trying to verify a PGP/MIME signature.
>> I fixed that by renaming the defun in color-theme.el to
>> `color-theme-replace-in-string', by adding a sed line in the build()
>> function before the compilation.
> You should submit a bug report to make sure the maintainer is aware of this.
>> --
>> Carl Lei (XeCycle)
>> Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
>> OpenPGP public key: 7795E591
>> Fingerprint: 1FB6 7F1F D45D F681 C845 27F7 8D71 8EC4 7795 E591
Applied in -6. But Eric's hint was correct for future requests like this,
I read this list very rarely.

Regards Stefan

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