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  1. Add the following to .spacemacs:
      (defun my-bookmark-set (char)
        (interactive "cPlease enter a bookmark name to set: ")
        (bookmark-set (char-to-string char)))

      (defun my-bookmark-jump (char)
        (interactive "cPlease enter a bookmark name to jump to: ")
        (bookmark-jump (char-to-string char)))

      (define-key evil-normal-state-map (kbd "'") 'my-bookmark-jump)
      (define-key evil-normal-state-map (kbd "m") 'my-bookmark-set)
  1. Set a bookmark a with C-x r m a or ma, and quit and restart emacs

  2. Navigation to bookmark a fails with "Invalid bookmark a" displayed

'a
  1. Navigation to bookmark a succeeds
C-x r b a
  1. Move cursor to another location

  2. Navigation to bookmark a succeeds

'a 

Why does the action at step 3. fail, when at step 6. and subsequently it succeeds?

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It's not clear what error you're getting, and when. First you say that you get an Invalid bookmark error, without providing a recipe. Then you provide a recipe, I think, for the void-function-definition error. What's the real problem/question?


Anyway, ignoring the invalid-bookmark problem, do you see the same void-function-definition problem if you start Emacs using emacs -Q (no init file)? If not, bisect your init file to find the culprit.

If you do see the same thing, do M-x debug-on-entry my-bookmark-jump and show the Backtrace you get when you invoke my-bookmark-jump.

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