GNU bug report logs - #8787
23.3; Unsafe directory at startup.

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Package: emacs; Reported by: gerald.jean@HIDDEN; merged with #865, #3281, #4197; dated Thu, 2 Jun 2011 16:14:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
Merged 865 3281 4197 8787. Request was from Glenn Morris <rgm@HIDDEN> to control <at> Full text available.

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From: gerald.jean@HIDDEN (G=E9rald Jean)
To: bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN
Subject: 23.3; Unsafe directory at startup.
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This bug report will be sent to the Free Software Foundation,
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Please write in English if possible, because the Emacs maintainers
usually do not have translators to read other languages for them.

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Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug.  If you can, give
a recipe starting from `emacs -Q':


I just installed emacs-23.3.1 on a 64-bit Windows server where I have
temporary admin rights.

I did copy my .emacs file from a 32-bit Windows workstation to the
startup directory.

At startup I get the following error.

Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading `c:/Program

error: The directory `~/.emacs.d/server' is unsafe

this directory is created by Emacs itself, why is it "unsafe"?


G=E9rald Jean

If Emacs crashed, and you have the Emacs process in the gdb debugger,
please include the output from the following gdb commands:
    `bt full' and `xbacktrace'.
For information about debugging Emacs, please read the file
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/etc/DEBUG.

In GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601)
 of 2011-03-10 on 3249CTO
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 6.1.7601
configured using `configure --with-gcc (4.5) --no-opt --cflags

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: FRC
  value of $XMODIFIERS: nil
  locale-coding-system: cp1252
  default enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Lisp Interaction

Minor modes in effect:
  desktop-save-mode: t
  iswitchb-mode: t
  display-time-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent input:
C-x + C-x o C-x b <return> <help-echo> C-x o C-x k
<return> M-x R e p <backspace> <backspace> <backspace>
r e p o r t SPC e m a SPC b SPC <return>

Recent messages:
Loading c:/Program Files/Emacs/myemacs (compiled; note, source file is
error: (error The directory `~/.emacs.d/server' is unsafe)
Preparing diary...done
Preparing diary...done
Loading c:/Program Files/Emacs/.abbrev_defs...done
Loading c:/Program Files/Emacs/mymacros.el (source)...done
Loading c:/Program Files/Emacs/myemacs (compiled; note, source file is
Wrote c:/Windows/system32/.emacs.desktop.lock
Desktop: 5 buffers restored.
For information about GNU Emacs and the GNU system, type C-h C-a.

Load-path shadows:
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/tibetan hides c:/Progra=
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/thai hides c:/Program
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/slovak hides c:/Program=

c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/lao hides c:/Program
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/japanese hides c:/Progr=
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/indian hides c:/Program=

c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/hebrew hides c:/Program=

c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/greek hides c:/Program
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/georgian hides c:/Progr=
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/ethiopic hides c:/Progr=
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/czech hides c:/Program
c:/Program Files/Emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/language/cyrillic hides c:/Progr=

(shadow sort mail-extr message ecomplete rfc822 mml mml-sec
password-cache mm-decode mm-bodies mm-encode mailcap mail-parse rfc2231=

rfc2047 rfc2045 qp ietf-drums mailabbrev nnheader gnus-util netrc
time-date mm-util mail-prsvr gmm-utils wid-edit mailheader canlock sha1=

hex-util hashcash mail-utils emacsbug dired desktop saveplace uniquify
advice help-fns advice-preload iswitchb time mule-util cal-move appt
view cal-china lunar solar cal-dst cal-bahai cal-islam cal-hebrew
holidays hol-loaddefs diary-lib diary-loaddefs regexp-opt cal-menu
easymenu calendar cal-loaddefs avoid show-whitespace paren mic-paren
strip-whitespace server tooltip ediff-hook vc-hooks lisp-float-type
mwheel dos-w32 disp-table ls-lisp w32-win w32-vars tool-bar dnd fontset=

image fringe lisp-mode register page menu-bar rfn-eshadow timer select
scroll-bar mldrag mouse jit-lock font-lock syntax facemenu font-core
frame cham georgian utf-8-lang misc-lang vietnamese tibetan thai
tai-viet lao korean japanese hebrew greek romanian slovak czech europea=
ethiopic indian cyrillic chinese case-table epa-hook jka-cmpr-hook help=

simple abbrev loaddefs button minibuffer faces cus-face files
text-properties overlay md5 base64 format env code-pages mule custom
widget hashtable-print-readable backquote make-network-process multi-tt=

G=E9rald Jean
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Acknowledgement sent to gerald.jean@HIDDEN:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to owner <at>, bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#8787; Package emacs. Full text available.
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