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Re: `make install' on Mac OS X silently corrupts existing /Applications/
Re: `make install' on Mac OS X silently corrupts existing /Applications/Emacs.app
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:54:29 +0900
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (darwin)
Gregory Nathan Price <address@hidden> writes:
> Of course moving /Applications/Emacs.app out of the way is all it took
> to make a clean install. But Emacs' `make install' should notice an
> existing installation, and stop short rather than (a) destroy the
> existing installation and (b) produce a part-working chimera.
I think `make install' overwrites existing old installations is the
normal behaviour. Think of this, one do `cvs up' at times, and to
reinstall, simply `make install' will just be fine.
Also, in `src' sudir, you can find something like emacs-188.8.131.52,
emacs-184.108.40.206, etc, representing the executables built at different