AUCTEX Not loading...Was: Re: [OS X Emacs] Aquamacs 2.0 preview-1 available

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at
Tue Aug 4 20:19:16 EDT 2009

On Jul 30, 2009, at 7:00 AM, David Reitter wrote:

> The Aquamacs Project today provided a preview release of Aquamacs  
> 2.0, the text and code editor for the Mac based on GNU Emacs 23.1.
> Aquamacs 2.0 preview 1 introduces full Cocoa support and a number of  
> associated features.  It is even faster and provides a smoother  
> experience for Mac users.  Like the Mac version of Emacs 23.1, it is  
> not yet as reliable and distributed as a preview only.  The download  
> is available for direct download at

I thought I should try this out and kill another weird quirk I have  
with my system.
I thought I should finally try to get rid of my .emacs file and go  
with the build in defaults for Aquamacs Emacs (then try transitioning  
to the new Aquamacs) because on sync I get an error "28:36: execution  
error: File Emacs wasnâ\200\231t found."  Well, the syncing puts the  
cursor at the right spot, so I'd been ignoring it. Ditching my hack of  
a .emacs file which I don't even understand (It's stuff I've copied  
and kept through multiple emacs versions and not documented) does  
indeed get rid of this weird behavior. However, when I try to run the  
new Aquamacs, AucTeX isn't loaded. If I put the old .emacs file back  
and use Aquamacs, it now loads (go figure).

Summary: AucTeX isn't loading by default when Aquamacs loads a TeX  
file (it's using the basic emacs TeX mode). I don't know that is't  
just me because I tried another account and got the same lack of  
AucTeX. Is this included in the new Aquamacs setup yet? (Am I writing  
about a fake bug?).

It does seem faster in sync, btw.

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