Can't install latest emacs-snapshot on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Bug #1229845 reported by Shelby Cain on 2013-09-24
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Emacs-snapshot
Medium
Damien Cassou

Bug Description

I've already followed the steps to purge all emacs related packages so this is a fresh install:

[ ... ]
Setting up emacs-snapshot (2:20130924-1~ppa1~precise1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/emacs-snapshot-gtk to provide /usr/bin/emacs-snapshot (emacs-snapshot) in auto mode.
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/emacs-snapshot to provide /usr/bin/emacs (emacs) in auto mode.
Byte-compiling add-on packages, please wait... failed.

!! Byte-compilation for emacs-snapshot failed!
!! This indicates a bug in one of the add-on packages
!! installed on your system, or a bug in Emacs itself.
!! Please file a bug report against emacs-snapshot
!! and attach the file /tmp/emacs-snapshot.t81R9i
dpkg: error processing emacs-snapshot (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Setting up emacs-snapshot-el (2:20130924-1~ppa1~precise1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of emacs-snapshot-gtk:
 emacs-snapshot-gtk depends on emacs-snapshot; however:
  Package emacs-snapshot is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing emacs-snapshot-gtk (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for menu ...
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
[ ... ]

Referenced log file:
emacs-install emacs-snapshot
install/dictionaries-common: Skipping byte-compilation for emacs-snapshot
emacsen-common: Handling install of emacsen flavor emacs-snapshot
emacsen-common: byte-compiling for emacs-snapshot
Cannot open load file: no such file or directory, bytecomp
emacs-install: /usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/install/emacsen-common emacs-snapshot failed at /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-install line 28, <TSORT> line 4.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

I am seeing a similar issue on Raring Ringtail after following all the instructions on the PPA site. Here is my log output:

Install dictionaries-common for emacs-snapshot
install/dictionaries-common: Skipping byte-compilation for emacs-snapshot
Install emacsen-common for emacs-snapshot
emacsen-common: Handling install of emacsen flavor emacs-snapshot
Cannot open load file: no such file or directory, bytecomp
ERROR: install script from emacsen-common package failed
/tmp/emacs-snapshot.qaG6oz (END)

Damien Cassou (cassou) wrote :

Does it work better now?

Shelby Cain (alyandon) wrote :

Yes, this issue was resolved.

Damien Cassou (cassou) on 2013-11-12
Changed in emacs-snapshot:
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Damien Cassou (cassou)
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