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Re: `make install' on Mac OS X silently corrupts existing /Applications/


From: William Xu
Subject: Re: `make install' on Mac OS X silently corrupts existing /Applications/Emacs.app
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:54:29 +0900
User-agent: 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-23.0.50.1,
emacs-23.0.50.2, etc, representing the executables built at different
time.

-- 
William

http://williamxu.net9.org





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