report-emacs-bug doesn't work unless you have emacs24-el installed

Bug #1172214 reported by James Hudon on 2013-04-24
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Bug Description

On Ubuntu 12.10

1. cleanly install emacs `apt-get install emacs24`
2. `M-x report-emacs-bug`
3. Expected: report-emacs-bug completes and leaves you in the email buffer to send your report
4. Actual: The "Load-path shadows:" step fails. The backtrace reveals that it is looking for "simple.el" and can't find it. (only simple.elc exists)

Work-around:
install emacs24-el and try again

James Hudon (jameshudon) on 2013-04-24
description: updated
Glenn Morris (rgm+lp) wrote :

I can't reproduce this on Debian testing with Emacs 24.3.
report-emacs-bug ignores any errors in the call to list-load-path-shadows, so I have no idea why (or how) this could cause
you a problem. Not that a missing simple.el should cause an error anyway.

BTW, since emacs24-el is only 14MB in size, I wish distributions would stop splitting Emacs this way.
14MB is a tiny amount of space in this day and age, and the .el files are basically an essential part of Emacs's
documentation, if nothing else.

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