Re: Elisp error with recent master-branch Emacs

Subject: Re: Elisp error with recent master-branch Emacs

Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 21:55:07 -0400

To: David Bremner


From: Joseph Mingrone

On Sun, 2021-12-05 at 08:26, David Bremner <> wrote:

> David Bremner <> writes:

>> Joseph Mingrone <> writes:

>>> Hello,

>>> When building the FreeBSD OS package for notmuch-emacs, we have begun to
>>> see build errors recently that report

>>>         (error "Unknown button type `help-function'").


>>> This seems to be related to a recent change in the Emacs master branch
>>> (Emacs 29).  We build new emacs-devel packages around the 1st and 15th
>>> day of each month that pull the latest from the Emacs master branch.
>>> This notmuch-emacs breakage started after the Dec. 1 package update for
>>> emacs-devel.

>>> Regards,

>> I did manage to duplicate this problem on debian, so I guess it's not
>> FreeBSD specific. Not sure how to fix it yet, it looks like there are
>> many changes to docstring processing in emacs 29, that may be related.

> It turned out to be an emacs bug, fixed (thanks to Lars I.) in commit 

>    5404973916dc5d0b92604d31ad7dca2358bc5b9a

> If you update to current master in emacs, notmuch should build again (at
> least it does for me now).

> d


I can confirm 5404973916dc5d0b92604d31ad7dca2358bc5b9a fixes the issue
here too.  Thanks for the detective work and for filing the upstream

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