[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

From: Tim McNamara
Subject: Re: Unable to Build Emacs in latest 10.3 "powerpc-apple-darwin7.2.0"
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 23:46:38 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

Dane Fundan <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

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


It will build under 10.3.2 with XCode 1.1- I've done it.

1.  Did you get it from CVS?  You need the CVS version because that's
    the one with the patches needed to compile on OS X.

2. Do you want to compile it run under Aqua or under X11?  There's a
   special set of flags for ./configure to make this choice.

3.  If you want it to run under Aqua, there are several prebuilt
    binaries to choose from- from plain vanilla Emacs to "enhanced"
    Emacs with AucTeX and such.

Start out with Andrew Choi's Web site:

and read his instruction on how to get and compile Emacs for OS X at:

Note that there are changes:  you do not have to get Texinfo first
as that's already installed in 10.3.2; the specific CVS command
is (or at least was):

  cvs -z3 -d:ext:address@hidden:/cvsroot/emacs co emac

but ISTR that it changed; however, the CVS Web site gives the same
command arguments.  The whole sequence looks like:

  cd ..
  export CVS_RSH="ssh"
  cvs -z3 -d:ext:address@hidden:/cvsroot/emacs co emacs

  cd emacs
  ./configure --with-carbon --without-x
  make bootstrap
  sudo make install

Note that " ./configure --with-x --without-carbon" will build Emacs
for X11 instead of building a Carbon version for Aqua.  That is
launched from within an xterm with the command "emacs"; you have to
have launched first.

Hope this helps!

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]