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Re: Precompiled Emacs


From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Precompiled Emacs
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:16:51 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Will Hydra help in this case?

    http://hydra.nixos.org/jobset/gnu/emacs-trunk

Can one simply download the already built binaries and "deploy" it
locally for testing?  If the tester has infinite bandwidth it might be a
more scalable and hassle-free solution.

Just throwing things.  Don't know what I am speaking.


Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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
>
> Almost.  You could use:
>
>    $ ./configure --without-all --without-x
>    $ make bootstrap
>    $ tar ...
>    ... move to another system
>    $ make install prefix=/where/ever/I/like
>
> Actually, you could also install it "anywhere" and then copy the
> installed files to /where/ever/I/like.  Emacs will have a bit of trouble
> finding its files, but there is code in Emacs already to try and find
> its own files in such situations (used for the Windows and OS X builds,
> IIRC), and I'd welcome a patch which extends this to GNU/Linux
> (especially if it can reuse/consolidate the existing code).
>
>
>         Stefan



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