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[Orgmode] Installing Orgmode through ELPA-tarball

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: [Orgmode] Installing Orgmode through ELPA-tarball
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 17:35:29 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (windows-nt)

Just pushed a FAQ on installing Orgmode through ELPA-tarballs to
Worg.. Here is a dump for the sake of record.

** What is the easiest way to install latest version of Orgmode?

   The easiest way to install or update Orgmode is through Emacs'
   package manager.
   Orgmode is distributed as a ELPA-tar from 
[[http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/][GNU Emacs Lisp Package
   Archive]] as well as from [[http://orgmode.org/pkg/daily/][Orgmode Emacs 
Lisp Archive]].
   Steps for adding Orgmode as a package archive:
   1. Add Orgmode as a package archive. This can be done in two ways.
      1. Use =M-x customize-variable RET package-archives=
      2. Add the following line to your =.emacs= and reload Emacs.

         #+begin_src emacs-lisp
           (push '("Orgmode" . "http://orgmode.org/pkg/daily/";) 
   2. Use the Emacs package manager's =M-x list-packages= to browse
      and install the latest version.

** How do I install Emacs package manager?
   If you are running Emacs-24 or find the command =M-x list-packages=
   available you already have the package manager installed.
   Steps for installing package manager:
   1. Download the latest package manager -
   2. Add the following to your =.emacs= and reload Emacs.
      #+begin_src emacs-lisp
        ;; change "~/elisp/" as appropiate
        (setq load-path (cons "~/elisp" load-path))
** I don't see Orgmode as an installation option in Package Manager Menu?
   Emacs Package Manager is a very recent addition to Emacs. Work is
   under way to have have Orgmode seamlessly integrate with Emacs'
   Package Manager. As a result, it will be some time before the
   Orgmode packages are available and usable from either GNU or
   Orgmode package archives.
   In the meanwhile, you can install Orgmode via package manager
   through ELPA-compatible tar. Refer [[Installing from ELPA-tar][this FAQ 
entry]] for more information.
** How do I install Orgmode from a ELPA-compatible tarball?
# <<Installing from ELPA-tar>>
   Orgmode is distributed as an ELPA-compatible tar which can be used
   in conjunction with Emacs' package manager.
   1. If you are already running Orgmode, note the current version
      reported by M-x org-version.
   2. Download the latest tarball from [[http://orgmode.org/pkg/daily/][Orgmode 
   3. Do =M-x package-install-file=. When prompted for =Package file
      name=, point it to .tar file downloaded in step 2.
      You will now see Package Manager compiling the files and
      installing it.
   4. Reload emacs. This step is very important.
   5. Note the version of the new installation using M-x
      org-version. If the new and old versions are different, the
      installation is done and you are all set to enjoy the updated
      Orgmode. Otherwise skip to step 6.
   6. Review you load-path using =C-h v load-path=. Most likely that
      your old installation path takes precedence over the path chosen
      by package manager (which is typically
      =~/.emacs.d/elpa/...=). Fix this anamoly by moving
      =(package-initialize)= line in .emacs to a more appropriate
***  Additional Note on =org-install.el=
     Functionality of Orgmode's =org-install.el= is supplanted by
     Package Manager's =org-autoloads.el=. 
     Since Package Manager autoloads Orgmode for you, the following
     line =(require 'org-install)= in your =.emacs= is no longer
     required and can be safely removed.
Jambunathan K.

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