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bug#9481: Fwd: bug#9481: 24.0.50; emacs_dir behavior too cumbersome for

From: CRLF0710
Subject: bug#9481: Fwd: bug#9481: 24.0.50; emacs_dir behavior too cumbersome for use within msys
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:15:46 +0800

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From: CRLF0710 <address@hidden>
Date: 2011/9/12
Subject: Re: bug#9481: 24.0.50; emacs_dir behavior too cumbersome for
use within msys
To: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>

What i met is exactly the second case, however one of the environment
variables should be(according to the code):


And with the other two paths, I'll have to repeat the string
"X:/share/emacs/<version>" for six times, by hand. which is exactly
the emacs_dir variable.

"addpm.exe" won't help in this case because it will generate incorrect
path variables in the registry which will be overridden by the code i
mentioned above. At the same time it will overwrite old settings.

So this is a little inconvenient. If you think this case is not TOO
rare, maybe you can consider fixing it from the code?

2011/9/12 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
>> From: CRLF0710 <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:01:44 +0800
>> emacs_dir is a special environment variable on Win32. If Emacs.exe is
>> located in a "bin/" directory, it will be calculated, which is not a
>> desired behavior at all times.
>> One might want to use it in msys and organize the emacs files in a way
>> similiar to that of *nix systems. To fulfill this, one might want to
>> set emacs_dir to the *:/share/emacs/<version>/ directory. This works
>> unless the emacs.exe is in the *:/bin directory(in fact any directory
>> which is not with the name "bin" or "i386").
> Sorry, I don't follow your use case and the problems you are
> experiencing due to the setting of emacs_dir.  Please describe in more
> details:
>  . in which directory you want to install the emacs.exe binary
>  . why do you need to break the structure of the Emacs tree that is
>    assumed by the current code
>  . what does this all have to do with MSYS
> IOW, this installation should work:
>   X:/share/emacs/<version>/bin/emacs.exe
>   X:/share/emacs/<version>/lisp/
>   X:/share/emacs/<version>/etc/
> This should also work:
>   X:/usr/local/bin/emacs.exe
>   X:/share/emacs/<version>/lisp/
>   X:/share/emacs/<version>/etc/
>   set EMACSLOADPATH=X:/share/emacs/<version>/lisp
>   set EMACSDATA=X:/share/emacs/<version>/etc
>   set EMACSDOC=X:/share/emacs/<version>/etc
> Both of the above should work without any need to change anything in
> the code.
> If you need some different configuration, please describe it and the
> rationale for using it rather than the supported ones.
> Thanks.

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