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Re: Precompiled Emacs


From: Johan Andersson
Subject: Re: Precompiled Emacs
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:29:39 +0100

I don't want to use a package manager, because they do not support enough
versions and there is usually no way of switching between different
versions.


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Phillip Lord
<address@hidden>wrote:

>
> But you don't say why!
>
> If you want to build a prebuilt binary which will install in a sane way,
> then building something for the appropriate package management system
> seems the sensible way. Your only stated aim (fast installations,
> multiple versions) is fulfilled with this solution.
>
> But, emacs packages already exist for most distributions. So using one
> of these makes most sense. Unless you want to extend and modify emacs in
> some way; but if you want to do this, then, probably package.el will be
> enough.
>
> Phil
>
>
>
>
> Johan Andersson <address@hidden> writes:
>
> >> 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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