Hi ESS users, I'm using Vincent Goulet's modified Emacs 27.1 for Windows, with ESS 18.10.2, on a Windows 10 computer.
I'm having trouble installing the latest ESS from MELPA. I don't normally install things from MELPA (I usually use MELPA Stable), and as far as I can remember, I haven't installed ESS from MELPA before, except for these recent attempts. I did M-x package-list-packages, then went down the list to ess, then pressed i, then pressed x. The installation process seemed to get "stuck" with the message "Checking c:/Users/marks/.emacs.d/elpa/ess-20210210.1202..." being displayed. After 15 minutes, I stopped the installation process using C-g. In the list of packages, it now says ess 20210210.1202 has Status "installed", but I don't know if it's installed correctly. The directory C:\Users\marks\.emacs.d\elpa\ess-20210210.1202 contains only 48 items, whereas C:\Users\marks\.emacs.d\elpa\ess-18.10.2 contains 134 items. I restarted Emacs, and when I start R, there is a message "Symbol’s function definition is void: ess-local-process-name", which I don't usually get. When I do C-h v ess-version, it says "18.10.3snapshot". When I send a command from a .R file to the R console buffer, the command is sent successfully, but there is a message "Error running timer ‘ess--idle-timer-function’: (void-function ess-local-process-name)", which I don't usually get. I tried deleting the C:\Users\marks\.emacs.d\elpa\ess-20210210.1202 directory and installing ESS again, but the same thing happened. I had also tried installing ESS from MELPA about a week ago, and had the same problem. For comparison, I installed packages 0blayout and 2048-game from MELPA using M-x package-list-packages i x, and they both finished successfully within about one second, with message "Operation finished. Packages that are no longer needed: 7. Type `M-x package-autoremove' to remove them". My first question is, does having only 48 items in C:\Users\marks\.emacs.d\elpa\ess-20210210.1202 compared to 134 items in C:\Users\marks\.emacs.d\elpa\ess-18.10.2 indicate that the new ess did not install correctly? If the new ess is not correctly installed, what can I do to troubleshoot the installation process? Should the installation take more than 15 minutes? If the new ess is correctly installed, how can I avoid getting the error messages "Symbol’s function definition is void: ess-local-process-name" and "Error running timer ‘ess--idle-timer-function’: (void-function ess-local-process-name)"? Thanks, Mark Seeto - ______________________________________________ ESSemail@example.com mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/ess-help