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2008-04-26

emacs: Fatal malloc_jumpstart() error

Emacs fails with the error Fatal malloc_jumpstart() error

Black Magic

In a Terminal window type

$ sudo mv /usr/bin/emacs-i386 /usr/bin/emacs-i386.backup
$ sudo /usr/libexec/dumpemacs -d
$ emacs --version
GNU Emacs 22.1.1
...
(Here, $ is the shell prompt.)

Once youve checked all is OK you can remove the backup

$ sudo rm /usr/bin/emacs-i386.backup

2 comments:

monkibut said...

Thanks! Worked like a charm, apparently unlike some of the other more overly cumbersome solutions out there.

R-STYLE said...

Thanks! This post really helped me!