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Re: Mac OS X GNU Emacs Installer (make-package)

From: Andrew Choi
Subject: Re: Mac OS X GNU Emacs Installer (make-package)
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 12:45:39 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Steven Tamm <address@hidden> writes:

> >Actually the idea (which hasn't been implemented) was to have `make
> >install' install only one executable on the entire system: the one in
> >the Emacs.app application bundle.  Then /usr/local/bin/emacs would be
> >the shell script:
> >
> >#!/bin/sh
> >/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs "$@"
> Actually, I think this is a good idea, but in the reverse.  I would
> have the single copy of the executable in /usr/local/bin/emacs and
> have the Emacs executable be a link (either sym or hard).  The main
> reason is that it is likely to have the application move, but
> extremely unlikely that /usr/local/bin/emacs would move.

This is also fine with me.

IIRC, having Emacs (in the application bundle) as a symlink didn't work
in an earlier version of OS X (10.0 I think).  Strangely it worked in
Public Beta.  In any case I don't think there are users of either
version of OS X any more.

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