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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] how to install auctex locally?

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] how to install auctex locally?
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 20:41:06 +0200

* Ralf Hemmecke (2010-05-22) writes:

> When I run,
> ./configure --prefix=/home/hemmecke/software/
> I see at the end...
> ----------------------------
> checking for glaring installation conflicts... ouch!
> configure: WARNING: Conflicting previous installation in
> `/usr/share/emacs/23.1/site-lisp/auctex/' found!
> Conflicting previous startup file
> `/usr/share/emacs/23.1/site-lisp/preview-latex.el' found!
> configure: creating ./config.status
> ------------------------------
> Full trace is here ...
> What does that mean?

>From the top of my mind, `/home/hemmecke/software' is likely not in
`load-path' of your Emacs, so the configure script tries to find a place
which is and uses that.

> What can I do if I have no root access on that machine?

Try with `--with-lispdir'.

> /usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file
> `/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/tex-site.el': Permission denied
> make: *** [install-el] Error 1
> Why on earth does the installation procedure complain about a /usr/share
> directory? I've set --prefix. Is that a bug in the install procedure?

More like a feature.


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