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Re: [AUCTeX] Installation of CTAN AUCTeX into emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Installation of CTAN AUCTeX into emacs
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 18:38:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Haines Brown <address@hidden> writes:

> David,
> I downloaded an AUCTeX tarball in order to run it under emacs using 
> TL2011, also from CTAN.
> The installation instructions loose me. When I unpacked the tarball, I 
> get a set of directories. Which is the "source directory"? None seem 
> appropriate to running a ./configure command, such as one would do to 
> create a C binary.
> In the lisp/auctex/ directory are .el files. Usually when I install
> an emacs application I simply put the .el files into emacs environment
> and call them from emacs init; no compilation necessary. 

Sounds like the tarball you got was a precompiled XEmacs package.  Try
getting one for Emacs: that one should have an obvious "source

David Kastrup

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