Re: Updating without Apt
On 2007-06-30, Andrew Gray <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was going to to a configure --prefix=/usr/local as you suggested, but
> I made the mistake of looking through the configure file and seeing that
> perhaps exec_prefix was the variable I wanted to change. I then figured
> that hey, this is what people do for all the other packages, it's likely
> to work for emacs, and gave it a shot with prefix.
> It's worked beautifully! Installation went flawlessly, and now I'll just
> install slime and a few other things and get runnin'. Thanks so much Will!
A little late now, but I went through the same thing last week. I
wasn't sure what the best approach would be. From some very limited
experimenting it looks like you can have the apt emacs21 and a
compiled emacs22 on the same system without problem. But since stuff
is so easy to install with apt if I change my mind, to be safe I just
purged everything related to emacs (except my .emacs, of course). With
a clean setup, I then installed emacs22 from source using all the
standard settings. Took me about ten minutes. And another couple of
hours to install Auctex, ESS, and slime, but just because I was poking
around a lot figuring out how the load-path stuff works. No problems
at all so far.