ECB: can't access /

On updating to Kubuntu 12.04, and Emacs 24.1.50 - I can't access / folder in ecb's tree browser. When I try to get there, or just activate the ecb Emacs opens *tramp/scpc C* buffer and it says:

 ssh: Could not resolve hostname C: Name or service not known

it was working fine before the update to Kubuntu 12.04 and Emacs 24.1.50

All my ecb-related configs:

;; ECB and CEDET:
;; (global-ede-mode 1)
(require 'semantic/sb)
(require 'semantic/analyze)
(provide 'semantic-analyze)
(provide 'semantic-ctxt)
(provide 'semanticdb)
(provide 'semanticdb-find)
(provide 'semanticdb-mode)
(provide 'semantic-load)
(semantic-mode 1)
(setq semantic-load-turn-useful-things-on t)

(setq stack-trace-on-error t)

(require 'cedet)

(require 'ecb)
;; (ecb-activate)
;; (ecb-byte-compile)
(require 'ecb-autoloads) ;; if aren't going to turn ECB on at start up
(setq ecb-auto-activate 1) 

(ecb-winman-winring-enable-support) ;; This MUST be done BEFORE the first call to any winring-command, so also before calling winring-initialize! 

(setq ecb-winman-winring-name "ECB")

(global-set-key (kbd "C-x e") '(lambda () 
(global-set-key (kbd "C-x E") 'ecb-deactivate)

(setq tags-revert-without-query t)

(setq ecb-cache-directory-contents nil)
(setq ecb-highlight-tag-with-point t)

(setq semantic-idle-work-parse-neighboring-files-flag nil)
(setq semantic-idle-work-update-headers-flag nil)

(setq global-semanticdb-minor-mode nil)
;; (setq semantic-imenu-index-directory nil) ;; do I have such a var at all?
(require 'semantic-load)

;; (global-semantic-auto-parse-mode -1)
(global-semantic-show-unmatched-syntax-mode -1)
(setq truncate-partial-width-windows nil)

(setq global-semantic-idle-summary-mode t)
(setq global-semantic-idle-completions-mode t)
(setq global-semantic-decoration-mode t)
(setq global-semantic-highlight-func-mode t)

(add-hook 'ecb-symboldef-buffer-sync (lambda ()
                                       (setq truncate-lines nil)

;; etags!
(setq tags-file-name (expand-file-name "~/its/dbes/etgs/TAGS"))

(setq ecb-highlight-tag-with-point (quote highlight-scroll))
(setq ecb-layout-name "left-symboldef")
(setq ecb-layout-window-sizes (quote (("left-symboldef" (0.2571428571428571 . 0.26666666666666666) (0.2571428571428571 . 0.2) (0.2571428571428571 . 0.23333333333333334) (0.2571428571428571 . 0.26666666666666666)) ("left8" (0.23809523809523808 . 0.2857142857142857) (0.23809523809523808 . 0.21428571428571427) (0.23809523809523808 . 0.2857142857142857) (0.23809523809523808 . 0.17857142857142858)))))
(setq ecb-options-version "2.40")
(setq ecb-source-path (quote (("/home/boris/its/plts" "plts"))))
(setq ecb-tip-of-the-day nil)
(setq ecb-tree-incremental-search (quote substring))

as You see - no C: in there.

Edit 2:

I've found to have a ~/.emacs.d/tramp file, and it has:

;; -*- emacs-lisp -*- <12/05/03 19:12:12 /home/boris/.emacs.d/tramp>
;; Tramp connection history.  Don't change this file.
;; You can delete it, forcing Tramp to reapply the checks.

((["scpc" nil "C" nil]

I've deleted that file, then have opened the emacs, have activated ECB, tried to get to / in the directory tree, it made the same error. Then, after I've close emacs - it made the same tramp file. Seems like it is writter somewhere in a tramp - in the latest emacs sources.


I am using Kubuntu 12.04 and ran into this same problem; don't know if it is specific to Kubuntu or 12.04 generally.

Somehow the "C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt" file ( was being picked up by the internal ecb-filename-cache - I couldn't figure out exactly how ecb-filename-cache was being populated but I was able to see this by running ecb-remote-patch-cache-dump - this was the source of the tramp error for me. To get around it, I removed all semantic cache directories, all traces of the debuglog.txt file and any tramp files that I could find. Viola, ECB works again.

Weird, maybe it's reusing an old C:\ something in your old trammp file? also reading this scpc link maybe your newly updated kubuntu doesn't support it? Try the command the link says to see if it works. Sounds more like a tramp issue than an ECB.

I ran into the same problem, and found that customizing the source path (as noted in ECB First Steps) fixed the problem for me.

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