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Package: emacs23-common
Version: 23.1+1-4
Severity: normal

The emacs (emacs23) man page says:

  -fn font, --font font
       Set the Emacs window's font to that specified  by  font.
       You   will   find   the   various   X   fonts   in   the
       /usr/lib/X11/fonts directory.  Note that Emacs will only
       accept fixed width fonts.  Under the X11 Release 4 font-
       naming conventions, any font with the value "m"  or  "c"
       in  the eleventh field of the font name is a fixed width
       font.  Furthermore, fonts whose name  are  of  the  form
       widthxheight  are  generally fixed width, as is the font
       fixed.  See xlsfonts(1) for more information.

At least the path /usr/lib/X11/fonts is wrong (according to strace).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages emacs23-common depends on:
ii  dpkg                          1.15.4     Debian package management system
ii  emacsen-common                1.4.19     Common facilities for all emacsen

emacs23-common recommends no packages.

Versions of packages emacs23-common suggests:
ii  emacs23-common-non-dfsg       23.1+1-1   GNU Emacs shared, architecture ind
ii  emacs23-el                    23.1+1-4   GNU Emacs LISP (.el) files

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Version: 24.5+1-11+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package emacs24 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

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