Cannot Start Notmuch (invalid-read-syntax "#")

Subject: Cannot Start Notmuch (invalid-read-syntax "#")

Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 21:37:21 -0400



From: Charles-André Roy


I am using Debian.  I recently installed Bullseye with Emacs 27.1.  Now
I cannot start Notmuch in emacs anymore.  I can download my mail and
send them.  The commands in the terminal work as usual.

At first I would open the .notmuch-config file and make a little change
in the buffer than cancel that change and save the file and Notmuch
would start.  Now it does not start anymore.

I also have a problem with "cl library deprecated" but judging from my
searches on the Web this would be a different issue.

I tried changing the coding system of .notmuch-config but that did not
change the situation.

In my .emacs file I moved up the line

(autoload 'notmuch "notmuch" "notmuch mail" t)

close to the beginning but there was no change.

Any suggestions ?


Debugger entered--Lisp error: (invalid-read-syntax "#")
  read(#<buffer  *load*>)
  eval-buffer(#<buffer  *load*> nil "/home/charles/.notmuch-config" nil t)  ; Reading at buffer position 2
  load-with-code-conversion("/home/charles/.notmuch-config" "/home/charles/.notmuch-config" t t)
  load("~/.notmuch-config" t t nil t)
  byte-code("\303\20\304\305!\210\11\203\22\0\306\n\307\211\310\307%\210\310\207" [mail-user-agent init-file-user notmuch-init-file notmuch-user-agent provide notmuch load t nil] 6)
  autoload-do-load((autoload "notmuch" "notmuch mail" t nil) notmuch)
  command-execute(notmuch record)
  execute-extended-command(nil "notmuch")
  smex-read-and-run(("notmuch" "byte-compile-file" "package-delete" "list-packages" "man" "shell" "package-list-packages" "eshell" "nomPrenom" "spam" "battery" "olivetti-mode" "lbdb" "locate" "widen" "replace-string" "info" "emojify-mode" "count-matches" "séparateur" "eww" "calendar" "query-replace" "emms" "Info-menu" "now" "org-sort" "goto-char" "lisp-interaction-mode" "car--nettoyerFicheCarnetAdresses" "abbrev-mode" "sunrise-sunset" "insert-kbd-macro" "tramp-unload-tramp" "pdf-tools-customize" "org-element-update-syntax" "customize" "suiviPortions" "package-autoremove" "transient-mark-mode" "variable-pitch-mode" "term" "dired" "compile" "bookmark-set" "lunar-phases" "bookmark-save" "epa-list-keys" "2C-two-columns" "pdf-tools-help" ...))
  call-interactively(smex nil nil)
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