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Re: Precompiled Emacs


From: Johan Andersson
Subject: Re: Precompiled Emacs
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:59:26 +0100

I've read the instructions in INSTALL, which are very good. I tried and did
a build with:

$ ./configure --prefix emacs-install --without-all --without-x
$ make boostrap
$ make install

The installation works just fine on the system it was built on, but when I
move that installation to another machine, I get messages such as:

Warning: arch-dependent data dir
(/home/rejeep/emacs-install/libexec/emacs/24.3/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/)
does not exist.
Warning: arch-independent data dir
(/home/rejeep/emacs-install/share/emacs/24.3/etc/) does not exist.
Warning: Lisp directory `/home/rejeep/emacs-install/share/emacs/24.3/lisp'
does not exist.
Warning: Lisp directory `/home/rejeep/emacs-install/share/emacs/24.3/leim'
does not exist.
Error: charsets directory not found:
/home/rejeep/emacs-install/share/emacs/24.3/etc/charsets
Emacs will not function correctly without the character map files.
Please check your installation!


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Jambunathan K <address@hidden>wrote:

> Johan Andersson <address@hidden> 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 libtiff5.so 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:
>
>    http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/snapshot/emacs-master.tar.gz
>
> Or a stable version
>
>    ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/
>
> 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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