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Re: Load path and custom compiling cvs on Debian


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Load path and custom compiling cvs on Debian
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:09:02 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

> John Wells wrote:
>> Guys,
>>
>> I've learned that anti-aliased fonts don't appear to be supported yet
>> on 22, and I've also found that compiling the unicode branch out of
>> CVS enables this support.
>>
>> I've done the compile and it works great...fonts look wonderful.
>> However, the problem is the custom compiled emacs doesn't find all my
>> pre-installed Debian packaged modes and utilities, like ecb,
>> ruby-mode, etc.
>>
>> It appears that the dpkg's put the various installed files in:
>>
>> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp
>> /usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp
>>
>> Then, when I start emacs, these are already there, loaded.
>>
>> Can someone tell me what configurations settings I need to do to make
>> these work with my custom compile? Is it a ./configure option? Is it
>> some central emacs config file? Can I inspect where my custom compile
>> is looking for modes easily through emacs itself?
>
> `C-h v load-path RET' will show you the directories that Emacs searches
> for files to load.  Try `C-h r' to browse the Emacs manual, then `i load
> RET' to find out the details about how that works.
>
> Here's what you should put in your .emacs file to allow the packages
> from Debian to be found:
>
> (add-to-list 'load-path "/usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp" t)
> (add-to-list 'load-path "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp" t)
>
>> Sorry for so many questions...I'm learning quickly, but there's a lot to 
>> learn!
>
> Enjoy!
>
> -- 

You also need to modify startup.el so that it loads the config stuff in
/etc/emacs/site-start.d and /etc/emacs22/site-start.d, otherwise, emacs
will find the packages, but not the necessary stuff done to config/ and set
them up.

Tim


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tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au


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