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summary window blank with emacs 24.4

Asked by Robert Mecklenburg on 2014-12-23

I've compiled emacs-24.4 for ubuntu utopic and now my vm setup shows a blank "inbox Summary" window. Immediately after rendering the Summary/Presentation window pair, the *Messages* buffers shows:

  apply: Marker points into wrong buffer: #<marker at 13150006 in inbox>

Then, periodically, I get:

  Error running timer `vm-check-mail-itimer-function': (error "Marker points into wrong buffer" #<marker at 13150006 in inbox>)

I can use vm-next-message/vm-previous-message in either Summary or Presentation windows to navigate, but the Summary window is always empty and the mode line shows "** VM: inbox Summary (no messages)". If I delete a message the buffer save fails with the first message above.

Here is my configuration:

/usr/share/emacs24/site-lisp/vm/version.txt: "8.2.0b"

../emacs-24.4/configure --disable-silent-rules --with-wide-int --with-file-notification=inotify --build x86_64-linux-gnu --sharedstatedir=/var/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib --with-pop=yes --enable-locallisppath=/etc/emacs24:/etc/emacs:/usr/local/share/emacs24/site-lisp:/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs24/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs24/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp --with-x=yes --with-x-toolkit=gtk3 --with-toolkit-scroll-bars build_alias=x86_64-linux-gnu CFLAGS="-g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wall" LDFLAGS="-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro" CPPFLAGS="-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2"

Configured for `x86_64-pc-linux-gnu'.

  Where should the build process find the source code? ../emacs-24.4
  What compiler should emacs be built with? gcc -std=gnu99 -g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wall
  Should Emacs use the GNU version of malloc? yes
      (Using Doug Lea's new malloc from the GNU C Library.)
  Should Emacs use a relocating allocator for buffers? no
  Should Emacs use mmap(2) for buffer allocation? no
  What window system should Emacs use? x11
  What toolkit should Emacs use? GTK3
  Where do we find X Windows header files? Standard dirs
  Where do we find X Windows libraries? Standard dirs
  Does Emacs use -lXaw3d? no
  Does Emacs use -lXpm? yes
  Does Emacs use -ljpeg? yes
  Does Emacs use -ltiff? yes
  Does Emacs use a gif library? yes -lgif
  Does Emacs use a png library? yes -lpng12 -lz -lm
  Does Emacs use -lrsvg-2? yes
  Does Emacs use imagemagick? yes
  Does Emacs support sound? yes
  Does Emacs use -lgpm? yes
  Does Emacs use -ldbus? yes
  Does Emacs use -lgconf? yes
  Does Emacs use GSettings? yes
  Does Emacs use a file notification library? yes -lglibc (inotify)
  Does Emacs use access control lists? yes -lacl
  Does Emacs use -lselinux? no
  Does Emacs use -lgnutls? yes
  Does Emacs use -lxml2? yes
  Does Emacs use -lfreetype? yes
  Does Emacs use -lm17n-flt? yes
  Does Emacs use -lotf? yes
  Does Emacs use -lxft? yes
  Does Emacs directly use zlib? yes
  Does Emacs use toolkit scroll bars? yes

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2018-08-24

I have a similar problem, and found it had already been reported in https://bugs.launchpad.net/vm/+bug/1225162

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #2

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Uday Reddy (reddyuday) said : #3

It is better to switch to VM 8.2.0b for current versions of Emacs.

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