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Re: Installing the Emacs executable

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Installing the Emacs executable
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:05:14 +0300

> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> Cc: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:57:12 -0400
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > This will overwrite the previous Emacs binary in src as well (and its
> > DOC in etc), won't it?  Do we really want to toss the possibility of
> > being able to easily run previous builds of the same version?
> Well yes, that is basically the motivation for the build number
> existing, as I understand it. As I said, I have personally never found
> this a useful feature. Does any other project do this?

That's a different issue.  My question was about what "make install"
does with DOC, not what "make emacs" does in src.  We can install DOC
under the name DOC-XX.YY.ZZ without changing what happens in src and
in etc of the build tree.

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