[slime-devel] "Error in timer" slime-attempt-connection

Mark H. David mhd at yv.org
Sat Nov 19 23:44:43 UTC 2011


Yes, updating to the latest version worked.  Belated thanks to Helmut 
for that.

On my AWS EC2, yum install emacs would not go to the latest version, but
one before the fixes described below as coming after Dec. 2010.

I followed these instructions to build the latest (thanks to Hans (as 
usual) for these).

   build emacs from source, it should be nothing more than getting
   and unpacking the tarball, then:

   sudo yum remove emacs # i think, to remove the old emacs
   sudo yum install -y ncurses-devel
   ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-xpm=no
   sudo make install

Then '/usr/local/bin/emacs' to run it.  (It was in my path, but for some 
reason I could
not just do 'emacs' until I logged out and logged back in again.)

Hope this helps anyone else that might feel stuck.


On 11/11/2011 3:38 AM, Helmut Eller wrote:
> * Mark H. David [2011-11-11 05:42] writes:
>> I keep getting this error in SLIME/emacs/AWS EC2
>> Anyone familiar with this?  If I try again and again, it goes away and
>> all works well until the next time or the time after that.
> There is a problem with older Emacsen that causes a similar problem.
> When such an old Emacsen receives a signal during connect, Emacs closes
> the connection and tries to reconnect.  Newer Emacs versions wait until
> the file descriptor for the socket becomes readable.  I think that
> problem was fixed in versions after Dec. 2010.
> Helmut
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