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Re: mac/INSTALL needs editing

From: Gilbert Harman
Subject: Re: mac/INSTALL needs editing
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 08:44:22 -0400
User-agent: Microsoft-Entourage/

I do not have X Window installed, but
I just tried the following on the current CVS emacs:

 ./configure --without-x --enable-carbon-app
 make bootstrap
 sudo make install

It did result in a usable Emacs.app in /Applications:
GNU Emacs (powerpc-apple-darwin8.2.0) of 2005-08-10 on


Stefan Monnier wrote:

>> You need to specify --without-x as described in mac/INSTALL:
>>   If you have X Window installed on your Mac and you are building Emacs
>>   to run under Carbon and not X Window, you need to type `./configure
>>   --without-x' instead of `./configure'.
>> Though mac/INSTALL contains sufficient information, it would make
>> sense to prefer Carbon (even if X11 is installed) when either
>> --with-carbon or --enable-carbon-app is specified explicitly.
> Actually, last time I tried, you had to explicitly disable either Carbon or
> X in order for the compilation to succeed, so I think that as long as we
> can't build an Emacs that can use both Carbon and X (and tty), we should
> automatically disable Carbon if X is specified and automatically disable
> X if Carbon is specified.  By default one of the two should be selected,
> probably Carbon.
>         Stefan

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