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Re: Precompiled Emacs

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Precompiled Emacs
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:26:29 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Johan Andersson <> writes:

> Hi,
> I want to create a precompiled Emacs installation that will work on
> Gnu/Linux systems. I could use your help because of my limited knowledge
> about compilation.
> First off, it seems that I want to build this Emacs on an amd64
> architecture? From what I understand it is backwards compatible with x86,
> hence will cover most systems.
> I tried it out and when I moved the build to another system, I got the
> error that was not found. So I guess I can build with the
> option "--without-tiff". But I guess this is only one of few of these
> issues I will run into...
> How do I best go about this to make it work on most systems?

 Download the source code of development version:

Or a stable version

If you are on a Debian, the following the following two commands will
install all the libraries that were used to build Emacs.

  apt-get install build-essential
  apt-get build-dep emacs

Go ahead and compile the tarball.  Follow the instructions in
INSTALL.BZR for development version and README(or whatever) in the
stable tarball.

Now you will get an Emacs which has same set of capabilities as the
original build.

Now if you want to add to or remove from default set of features then
you have to configure your Emacs differently.

> Thanks!

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