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Re: Precompiled Emacs

From: Johan Andersson
Subject: Re: Precompiled Emacs
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:11:48 +0100

Well, the thing is that I don't want to install it there. I guess it's not
possible to compile Emacs, archive it, move to another machine and there
"make install" to the desired prefix?

The purpose of this is to allow for fast installations and at the same time
allow for multiple Emacs version. So that will not work with

I guess I could do:

$ ./configure --prefix /usr/local/emacs-x.y.z --without-all --without-x
$ make bootstrap
$ tar ...

... move to another system

$ make install

That would mean a larger tar-file. But I guess I could "make install" on
the compile system and then tar "/usr/local/emacs-x.y.z".

Still... seems a bit weird that this limitation exists. Maybe there's a
good reason for it?

On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Kai Gro├čjohann <>wrote:

> Johan Andersson wrote:
> > 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
> The assumption is that the argument of --prefix is the fully qualified
> directory name where Emacs is installed.  If you omit --prefix, it will
> use /usr/local.
> Conventionally, people are expected to use values such as
> /usr/local/emacs or /opt/emacs or something.
> Kai

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