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From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#12123:
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:44:39 +0300

> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2013 22:00:49 -0400
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Btw, even if these conditions _are_ true, I still don't see how can we
> > find /usr/libexec/emacs/VERSION/CONFIG/, /usr/share/emacs/VERSION/lisp/
> > using the fact that Emacs was invoked from /usr/bin/.  Which part of
> > the code knows about VERSION and CONFIG part and looks for them?  All I
> > see is that we look for lib-src and etc, but that's only good to detect
> > that we are being run from the build directory, not from where we are
> > installed.  What am I missing?
> Well yes, that's the point of this report. No-one has implemented a
> relocatable Emacs installation for general POSIX platforms. Solving
> those problems is part of it. A relocatable Emacs would not be installed
> as you describe above, it would (I imagine) be installed similar to the
> way the NS build is, under a single top-level directory.

The example above is still under a single top-level directory, called
'/usr' (a.k.a. ${prefix}).  Relocating just means changing ${prefix}
after Emacs was built.

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