Re: emacs related problems
So your first question was already answered. Debian's setup is *very*
different from slackwares, and for a reason. Spending some time browsing /etc
and it's subdirectories would be a good idea. Learning about the different
options to dpkg is also handy, in this case "dpkg -L emacs | less" would have
revealed that the init-file lives under /etc.
Billy> 2. Ispell _within_ emacs doesn't seem to work. Always complaint at
Billy> the first unrecognised word with `ispell misalignment at
Billy> <unrecognised : please retry' or something similar. Ispell started
Billy> from a shell works fine.
You didn't tell emacs about ispell. It works fine here with the following in
my personal emacs init files:
;; --- for ispell.el and the ispell 3.1 executable
(autoload 'ispell-word "ispell" "Check the spelling of word in buffer." t)
(global-set-key "\e$" 'ispell-word)
(autoload 'ispell-region "ispell" "Check the spelling of region." t)
(autoload 'ispell-buffer "ispell" "Check the spelling of buffer." t)
(autoload 'ispell-complete-word "ispell" "Look up word + complete it." t)
(autoload 'ispell-change-dictionary "ispell" "Change ispell dictionary." t)
(autoload 'ispell-message "ispell" "Check spelling of mail/news post.")
I can't remember whether I used this prior to using Debian too, and don't
know whether it's overkill because Debian's ispell/emacs know about these
issues, but it works fine for me.
Dirk Eddelb"uttel http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd