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Re: Need advice for upgrading (21.3 --> 21.4)

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: Need advice for upgrading (21.3 --> 21.4)
Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 14:31:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, Apr 08 2005, Madhusudan Singh wrote:

>  I am using emacs 21.3 (I compiled it myself with elisp, leim, auctex,
> dvipng, etc.) on Debian Linux (Sarge).
>  I wish to upgrade to version 21.4 from sources. My emacs installation is
> located in /usr/local/emacs. What is the best way to upgrade from source
> while making sure that none of the configurations and the great packages
> that I have installed after a year or so of use, get lost, and work with
> version 21.4 ?

21.3 and 21.4 differ only in a security bug fix in the movemail
program.  You could compile 21.4 (or only the movemail program) and
replace only the movemail binary (located in

But if you have installed the lisp packages (like AUCTeX) in the
site-lisp directory, a new (full) installation of Emacs shouldn't do
any harm.

Bye, Reiner.
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