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Re: Load path and custom compiling cvs on Debian

From: Richard G Riley
Subject: Re: Load path and custom compiling cvs on Debian
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 12:46:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/ (gnu/linux)

Tim X <address@hidden> writes:

> Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
>> John Wells wrote:
>>> Guys,
>>> I've learned that anti-aliased fonts don't appear to be supported yet
>>> on 22, and I've also found that compiling the unicode branch out of
>>> CVS enables this support.
>>> I've done the compile and it works great...fonts look wonderful.
>>> However, the problem is the custom compiled emacs doesn't find all my
>>> pre-installed Debian packaged modes and utilities, like ecb,
>>> ruby-mode, etc.
>>> It appears that the dpkg's put the various installed files in:
>>> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp
>>> /usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp
>>> Then, when I start emacs, these are already there, loaded.
>>> Can someone tell me what configurations settings I need to do to make
>>> these work with my custom compile? Is it a ./configure option? Is it
>>> some central emacs config file? Can I inspect where my custom compile
>>> is looking for modes easily through emacs itself?
>> `C-h v load-path RET' will show you the directories that Emacs searches
>> for files to load.  Try `C-h r' to browse the Emacs manual, then `i load
>> RET' to find out the details about how that works.
>> Here's what you should put in your .emacs file to allow the packages
>> from Debian to be found:
>> (add-to-list 'load-path "/usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp" t)
>> (add-to-list 'load-path "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp" t)
>>> Sorry for so many questions...I'm learning quickly, but there's a lot to 
>>> learn!
>> Enjoy!
>> -- 
> You also need to modify startup.el so that it loads the config stuff in
> /etc/emacs/site-start.d and /etc/emacs22/site-start.d, otherwise, emacs
> will find the packages, but not the necessary stuff done to config/ and set
> them up.
> Tim

Do the snapshot repositories here include the aa?

My emacs fonts certainly look good but maybe I'm just too used to it
without aa?!? It's marked as "emacs 23" anyway and according to here
the unicode branch was to become emacs 23.

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