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Re: Erratum: App Note: Installing Tramp on Fedora (and probably Red Hat)

From: Charles Curley
Subject: Re: Erratum: App Note: Installing Tramp on Fedora (and probably Red Hat)
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 07:25:40 -0600
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On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 10:49:18AM +0200, Michael Albinus wrote:
> Charles Curley <address@hidden> writes:
> > and that worked correctly. So did your proposed line,
> >
> > ./configure --with-contrib --prefix=/usr/share
> >
> > Can you automate this by having .configure detect the presence of
> > /etc/fedora-release or /etc/redhat-release? redhat-release is present
> > on non-Fedora installations, but may go away in future releases of
> > Fedora.
> The current default is "/usr/local". This seems to be better suited,
> because many users do apply Tramp on your local builds of
> (X)Emacs.

Ah, OK.

> "/usr/share" is the place a Linux distribution puts (X)Emacs
> packages. I believe it is less common that somebody has a
> distribution-provided (X)Emacs, and an own-compiled Tramp; but I might
> be wrong.

I think you are right on that, as people tend to stickk with the
version of a package tha comes with their emacs. Tramp is in emacs
21.4 & up. Fedora Cores 1 & 2 use 21.3. FC 3 is in test release now,
and I don't know which version it uses.

> I've adapted the following in the Tramp installation chapter (for the
> Emacs case):
>      By default, `make install' will install TRAMP's files in
>   `/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp' and `/usr/local/info'.  You can
>   specify an installation prefix other than `/usr/local' by giving
>   `configure' the option `--prefix=PATH'.  On Linux systems, it has been
>   reported usefull to apply
>        ./configure --prefix=/usr/share
> Is that sufficient?

Works for me. All I can report on is Fedora, so maybe those who use
other Linux distrubutions can comment on theirs. Oh, spelling:

Thanks much for developing an excellent package and for listening to
what I've had to say.


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