Re: Terminfo and emacs
Alan Shutko <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Emacs is not finding certain include files for X11 and won't compile
>> with X11 support.
> Like redhat's -devel programs, most of the include files in Debian are
> in lib*-dev packages. For the X libraries, I currently have installed
Ahh cool.. Thanks Alan. I was glad to see your name popping up in the
responses recently too.
Seems debian has some handy help for many situations.
Maybe you'll know about this one:
In redhat package manager there is a rpm --replacepkg command that
will replace an installed package all over again.
I see `apt-get --reinstall' is kind of close. But barfs if files are
missing or something. Even with `apt-get install --force-yes package'
It barfs if you've scrubbed some of the files it expects to find.
That --replacepkg thing in rpm is just for that kind of thing.
I suspect apt-get or dpkg or a combination of them can do this too.
Specifically the situation was that in shuffling stuff around after
trying the emacs install from source, and installing emacs21 with
apt-get I mistakenly removed some of the debian files in
/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp (I'd mixed in a bunch of my own stuff and
lost track of what was from the install and what was mine).
Rather than piece it togetther with file date and such, I thought to
just reinstall emacs21. But it barfs on the missing files. with
--reinstall or --force-yes.
I got around it by apt-get remove emacs21 the apt-get install emacs21
but suspect there is a more direct way.