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How to remove cause of an error in loading .emacs: Symbol's function definition is void: defvar-local

When starting Emacs 23.3.1 under Ubuntu 12.0.4.5 LTS, I get the following message: Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading `/home/john/.emacs': Symbol's function definition is void:...
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What does `setq-local` do, and when should I use it?

I'm not quite clear on all the variations of buffer-local variables, even after reading all the doc and a bunch of postings here on SX. Here's a summary of my understandings: (defvar foo ..) ...