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Re: How to compile a portable emacs for Linux?

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: How to compile a portable emacs for Linux?
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:52:25 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2011-07-01)

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 08:44:37PM -0700, Jason Rumney wrote:
> On Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:44:26 UTC+8, Z C  wrote:
> > But I have specific need: I need to run emacs on multiple computers
> > and the path is not a constant. So how can I build a portable
> > version of emacs?
> > 
> > For instance, I want to put the program and all its data in a folder
> > named emacs, and this folder may have different path on different
> > computers: /media/disk/emacs or /home/xxx/emacs or ...., and I want
> > to make it run on those computers.
> Don't make install. Just copy the results of make (.o and .c files can
> be omitted if you are short on space).  If Emacs finds it is not
> installed in the configured path, it will assume that it is running
> uninstalled, and will look for files relative to its location in the
> src directory.

I do not think that will work; what about linked libraries?  It will
work only when the linked libraries are at the same location on the
different systems, at least that is what I recall when I wanted
something like this myself a few years back.


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