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Re: Unable to Build Emacs in latest 10.3 "powerpc-apple-darwin7.2.0"

From: Emory Smith
Subject: Re: Unable to Build Emacs in latest 10.3 "powerpc-apple-darwin7.2.0"
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 17:35:56 -0700

i use fink's emacs. you wont get the very latest, but i think its well worth it for the ease of installation/update.

if you have fink, just type "fink install emacs21" at the prompt.

if you dont have fink, heres what to do:

1. make sure you have apples x11 installed (from apple dev tools)
2. download and install fink binary (
3. in the terminal, type "fink install emacs21"

this will give you emacs 21.2 (note that you can get 21.3 from the 'unstable' tree, but i dont recommend it, as ive had some problems with it on panther). if you want bells and whistles, browse the packages at

if you run into problems, try
(or feel free to email me)

(by the way, emacs 21.4 is expected to be fully os x compatible (ie w/o fink) but we must be patient.)

On Feb 2, 2004, at 4:35 PM, Dane Fundan wrote:

hey this is my first time ever using a newsgroup so
dont flame the n00b, just lightly roast :)

first, i updated my G5 running 10.3 to the lastest and
greatest via software update.
secondly, i updated dev tools with most recent patch.
i then downloaded the lastest stable (i think) version
of emacs - version 21.3 (filename,
from savahanna's
i unpacked it into the hardrive and then ran
configure. it threw this error message: "checking host
system type... powerpc-apple-darwin7.2.0
configure: error: Emacs hasn't been ported to
`powerpc-apple-darwin7.2.0' systems.
Check `etc/MACHINES' for recognized configuration
i then opened up the machines file, which told me to
properly configure for Apple PowerPC to edit
"src/m/macppc.h" and remove an /if 0 and /endif from
the last block of code. I did that, and after saving
the file, i reran congifure. I got the same error
message. I have verifyied that i have done exactly
what I have laid out here, and nothing else

Any suggestions? I need to get this built and running
as soon as I can :)

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