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From: "Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Invalid function: org-preserve-local-variables
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:47:57 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87a6qtkn6a.fsf@hornfels.zedat.fu-berlin.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <877dlz7jpo.fsf@hornfels.zedat.fu-berlin.de>

"Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:

> Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com> writes:
>
>> Loris Bennett writes:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm running
>>>
>>>   Org mode version 9.4.4 (9.4.4-25-g3a522a-elpaplus @ /home/loris/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210222/)
>>>
>>> and today I encountered the following error when refiling
>>>
>>>   org-refile: Invalid function: org-preserve-local-variables
>>>
>>> Despite the error, the refiling itself did however work.
>>>
>>> I am fairly sure that I have refiled without seeing this error message
>>> since I last updated Org, thus I am somewhat surprised by it.
>>
>> org-preserve-local-variables is a macro defined in org-macs.el. That
>> file is loaded by org.el, which is loaded by org-refile.el.  So, I think
>> everything looks fine there.
>>
>> My guess---especially if you're running Emacs 26 or lower, which ships
>> with an Org that didn't yet have org-preserve-local-variables---is that
>> you have a mixed installation.  list-load-path-shadows might reveal the
>> problem.
>>
>> https://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html#mixed-install
>
> Thanks for the information and the suggestions.
>
> I am running 26.1.  The Org version is
>
>   Org mode version 9.4.4 (9.4.4-25-g3a522a-elpaplus @ /home/loris/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210222/)
>
> list-load-path-shadows lots of lines like
>
>   /home/loris/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210222/ox-md hides /home/loris/.emacs.d/elpa/org-20210222/ox-md
>
> where elpa/org-plus-contrib hides elpa/org, and lots of lines like
>
>   /home/loris/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210222/ox-md hides /usr/share/emacs/26.1/lisp/org/ox-md
>
> where elpa/org-plus-contrib hides Org from the OS.
>
> Having both org and org-plus-contrib installed from ELPA has always
> bothered me a bit, but I seem to remember that certainly at some point
> several years ago, there was an issue (to do with dependencies? or
> use-package?) which meant I had some problems with org-plus-contrib on
> its own.  Maybe that was wrong back then and maybe is still wrong now.
>
> However, duckduckgoing a bit I find the following issue
>
>   https://github.com/jwiegley/use-package/issues/597
>
> from a few years back.  Maybe that's what I was hitting.  I'll change
> make my set-up to just use org-plus-contrib and see whether I can
> reproduce the org-preserve-local-variables error.

I have removed 'org' and now list-load-path-shadows just shows the Elpa
Org hiding the version installed with Emacs in the OS (Debian 10) plus
the following

  /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/rst hides /usr/share/emacs/26.1/lisp/textmodes/rst

but that doesn't look like anything to worry about.

However, I am still getting 

  org-refile: Invalid function: org-preserve-local-variables

when I refile, although the refiling works.  Any ideas where else I
could look?

Cheers,

Loris
 
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      reply	other threads:[~2021-03-24  7:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-15  8:49 Loris Bennett
2021-03-21 16:31 ` Kyle Meyer
2021-03-22  7:04   ` Loris Bennett
2021-03-24  7:47     ` Loris Bennett [this message]

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