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bug#26455: Emacs Packaging

From: Muto
Subject: bug#26455: Emacs Packaging
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:25:59 +0200 (CEST)

Sorry for the late reply, been thinking it over.
I have to say I completely agree with you, to keep all the libraries up to date inside a .appimage package would be awkward to maintain.
Perhaps I'll write a tool to help simplify this method someday.

So about installing Emacs (the latest version), maybe have a list off packages the user needs for it, at least the packages that aren't usually installed by default, on the "Download" page?

To install Emacs from source, make sure you have the following packages installed:
build-essential texinfo libx11-dev libxpm-dev libjpeg-dev libpng-dev libgif-dev libtiff-dev libgtk2.0-dev libncurses-dev libxpm-dev automake autoconf
Then simply "./configure" "make" "make install"

Although, I'm not sure, many package names are different by other GNU/Linux distributions.
Sorry for the long letter, I'm sure you're really busy, but thank you for your time.

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Stay paranoid. -Muto

12. Apr 2017 13:44 by address@hidden:

PS If these technologies take off, this perhaps feels like something
that should be addressed at the GNU level rather than the Emacs level.
(Perhaps guix already provides some version of this?)

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