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

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

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:16:45 -0300

To: Tomi Ollila, Charles-André Roy


From: David Bremner

Tomi Ollila <> writes:

> On Mon, Sep 13 2021, Charles-André Roy wrote:
>> Hello David,
>> I have removed and purged the notmuch-emacs package.
>> elpa-notmuch/stable,now 0.31.4-2 was already installed.
> The notmuch-config.el file is created by user; if it exists, notmuch emacs
> mua loads it.
> The following defines it (no notmuch.el)
> (defcustom notmuch-init-file (locate-user-emacs-file "notmuch-config")
>  ...)

A few more questions based on Tomi's experiments / observations.

1) Can you try starting "emacs -q", then evaluate "(require 'notmuch)" in
   *scratch*.  If notmuch starts after this we have confirmed it is
   something specific to your emacs configuration. The usual approach is
   then to bisect your init.el

2) Check in .emacs.d/elpa for any residual notmuch-* directories

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