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Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems

From: Steven T. Hatton
Subject: Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 07:13:27 -0400
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On Saturday 14 September 2002 22:42, Luc Teirlinck wrote:
> Steven T. Hatton wrote:
>    So, if I do have a *specific*
>    question, it is, where to I find the 'how to install packages, gospel,
>    accoring to the pros'?  Perhaps you've answered this by telling me to
>    look at the documentation for each package.
> I gave you a completely general answer to a completely general
> question.  I believe that, for certain specific specialized packages,
> you have to do look at the documentation for those packages.  Some
> packages are of such a nature that they are extremely unlikely to be
> used by "newbies" anyway.  For the most often used packages,
> especially those most often used by newbies, the customize facility
> provides a simpler alternative to the ".emacs solution". Try Customize
> Emacs under Options on the menu-bar, for instance.
> I gave you specific answers to your specific questions.  I pointed out
> which of the difficulties you encountered were misconceptions on your
> part and which ones were bugs in emacs-21.3.50.
> However, I am not going to discuss the very general philosophical
> issues you raised.  I am just an "ordinary subscriber" to this list
> and not an "official spokesperson" for Emacs.

I was looking for the Emacs counterpart for this:

> Sincerely,
> Luc.

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