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Re: Precompiled Emacs

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Precompiled Emacs
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:30:38 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Johan Andersson <> writes:

> 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

That prefix is not doing what you think it is.

> $ 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.

As you can see, you told configure your prefix was emacs-install
but emacs considers the prefix to be the full path.  This is consistent
with most other software.  The real prefix is 

You should really explain what you are trying to do because you are way
off base with your approach.

Dan Espen

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