Emacs Dired Recursive Load Error 2011-05-26

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Once you loaded ErgoEmacs, everytime you try to open a file or directory, you get a “Recursive load” error:

expand-file-name: Recursive load: "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/net/tramp.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/shell.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/net/tramp.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/shell.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/net/tramp.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/shell.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/net/tramp.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/shell.elc", "/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/net/tramp.elc"

(Tramp is a package integrated with GNU emacs. It lets you work with files in remote servers.)

I couldn't think of where that error came from. Plain GNU Emacs doesn't have that error, only when ErgoEmacs is loaded. However, ErgoEmacs doesn't redefine find-file in any way. A Google search turns up a post in GNU emacs mailing list. See: The old tramp recursive load By FredCroot. @ Source lists.gnu.org.

There seems to be some change in tramp. The solution suggested is just to load tramp in your init file, and that solved the problem for me. Like this:

(require 'tramp)

This is emacs 23.2.1 on Ubuntu Linux 11.04, running ErgoEmacs. On .

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