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Re: Installation problem.


From: Warren Oates
Subject: Re: Installation problem.
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 22:22:20 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Mark Hood <address@hidden> wrote:

> I'm new to Mac OS X... is fink worth looking at?  
> 
> I needed an Emacs and found http://www.porkrind.org/emacs which has
> precompiled binaries for something called Carbon Emacs, and it works
> just like the Emacs I've always known and loved without any need to
> build anything.

That's a good way to get Emacs for OS X, the builds are reasonably 
up-to-date. If you have the developer tools, though, you can build your 
own, one for the Terminal, one for the GUI (the Carbon Emacs), and you 
can be totally up-to-date. Some people don't care about that, some do.

I've got 23.0.50 running here, Carbon and CLI, from CVS, with OS X 
10.4.10.  I don't use fink, I keep my own /usr/local going; I've got 
some pretty weird stuff in there. You might also look at Rudix:

http://rudix.org/

there's a version of Xemacs there (in updates), plus they patch and 
build some of the stuff that's difficult with Darwin (gmp and Lua come 
to mind). Surprisingly, some stuff you'd think you might have trouble 
with builds fast and clean (Apache 2, PHP 5). Sorry for the OT.
-- 
W. Oates


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