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Re: Build emacs on debian


From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: Build emacs on debian
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:14:32 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

hubert <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:49:51 -0400, Harry Putnam <address@hidden> said:
>
>> Oddly that ended poorly.... not sure why: sudo apt-get build-dep
>> emacs24
>
>>   Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state
>> information... Done E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your
>> sources.list
>
>> I'm pretty sure I don't need source pkgs to build emacs so must be
>> something else going on.
>
> It needs the deb-src urls so that it can fetch the source package
> description to install the build dependencies.  If you don't want to add
> the deb-src urls, then you can download the dsc file manually.  Just go
> to https://packages.debian.org/sid/emacs24, and click on the .dsc file
> listed on the right-hand side.  Then look at the Build-Depends line.
> That's a list of all the packages that are needed to build.

Ahh yes, nice.  Thanks for the great input.




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