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Re: Precompiled Emacs


From: Johan Andersson
Subject: Re: Precompiled Emacs
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:26:13 +0100

> You don't say what distribution you are working with.

Any, that's the idea.


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Jambunathan K <address@hidden>wrote:

>
> You don't say what distribution you are working with.  Why not mess
> around with the distributed deb-srcs and make a custom .deb out of it.
>
> As you see below, you can choose one among the many different
> alternatives for emacs.
>
> address@hidden:/usr/bin$ ls -al | grep emacs
>    5792 Dec 11  2010 b2m.emacs23
>   82760 Dec 11  2010 ctags.emacs23
>    3309 Aug  7  2010 dh_installemacsen
>   34780 Dec 11  2010 ebrowse.emacs23
>      23 Aug 18 15:54 emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs
>       9 Aug 18 15:54 emacs23 -> emacs23-x
> 6583560 Dec 11  2010 emacs23-x
>      29 Aug 18 15:54 emacsclient -> /etc/alternatives/emacsclient
>   16816 Dec 11  2010 emacsclient.emacs23
>   81064 Dec 11  2010 etags.emacs23
>    7294 Dec 11  2010 grep-changelog.emacs23
>    3983 Dec 11  2010 rcs-checkin.emacs23
>
>
> Johan Andersson <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > Well, the thing is that I don't want to install it there. I guess it's
> not
> > possible to compile Emacs, archive it, move to another machine and there
> > "make install" to the desired prefix?
> >
> > The purpose of this is to allow for fast installations and at the same
> time
> > allow for multiple Emacs version. So that will not work with
> > "/usr/local/emacs".
> >
> > I guess I could do:
> >
> > $ ./configure --prefix /usr/local/emacs-x.y.z --without-all --without-x
> > $ make bootstrap
> > $ tar ...
> >
> > ... move to another system
> >
> > $ make install
> >
> > That would mean a larger tar-file. But I guess I could "make install" on
> > the compile system and then tar "/usr/local/emacs-x.y.z".
> >
> > Still... seems a bit weird that this limitation exists. Maybe there's a
> > good reason for it?
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Kai Gro├čjohann <address@hidden
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Johan Andersson wrote:
> >> > I've read the instructions in INSTALL, which are very good. I tried
> and
> >> did
> >> > a build with:
> >> >
> >> > $ ./configure --prefix emacs-install --without-all --without-x
> >>
> >> The assumption is that the argument of --prefix is the fully qualified
> >> directory name where Emacs is installed.  If you omit --prefix, it will
> >> use /usr/local.
> >>
> >> Conventionally, people are expected to use values such as
> >> /usr/local/emacs or /opt/emacs or something.
> >>
> >> Kai
> >>
> >>
>


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