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Re: [O] mixed orgmode installation

From: John Hendy
Subject: Re: [O] mixed orgmode installation
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 09:37:23 -0500

On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 12:40 AM, adam <address@hidden> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Suvayu Ali <address@hidden>
>> To: address@hidden
>> Subject: Re: [O] mixed orgmode installation
>> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 17:07:49 +0200
>> On Wed, Sep 04, 2013 at 04:52:34PM +0200, Johannes Rainer wrote:
>> > hm, that's an option.
>> > based on your suggestion I created now my own little makefile to install
>> > the git org-mode and directly over-write the one located in
>> > /Applications/Emacs.app/Resources/lisp/org . actually, I first delete all
>> > files in this org directory and install the one from git into the dir 
>> > again.
>> This can actually cause difficult to diagnose problems sometimes.  The
>> simplest way to do it right is to setup your load-path early in your
>> init file.  To get an idea, you can take a look at my setup.
>>   <https://github.com/suvayu/.emacs.d/blob/master/init.el>
>> Look at the first 18 lines; after this I can customise, load, do
>> whatever I want with org.  You will notice I load a kill-old-org.el.
>> That line is experimental and optional, and you may skip it.
>> Hope this helps,
> Very interesting thread.
> Being a novice, I grab the tgz snapshot, unarchive into a
> folder, and simply have that folder in the load-path early
> in .emacs.
> I don't  'make && make install'  so perhaps I am missing some
> things as a result. I just leave the old version Emacs-supplied
> Org as-is.

It might be worth waiting for some others to chime in. While this is
one potential route (make install), I do exactly what you did, and it
works fine as far as I know. I haven't seen a concrete response above
as to what exactly can go wrong -- Achim hinted that it's not trivial
to disable the built-in org, but said it shouldn't matter if one loads
the git org early on (it's the first line in my .emacs), so I'm not
sure if it matters that the built-in org sort of "lives on" beneath
the surface.

On that note, is there a recommended "diagnosis" route someone could
recommend other than simply `M-x org-version`? Is it possible to get,
e.g. 8.0.7, from that command but be pulling from mixed org locations
(org shipped with Emacs, and org from tgz or git)? If so, I was
unaware, so it'd be great to understand how one can do a full

If not, great, I won't worry about it and I'll view the `make install`
recommendations as more of a housekeeping suggestion vs. a functional
one (risk of mixed install).



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