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Re: emacs on freebsd, space limitation

From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: emacs on freebsd, space limitation
Date: 20 Apr 2005 18:16:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Angelina Carlton <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello
> I have a freind with a shell account on a machine running FreeBSD
> 4.9-RELEASE.
> He has 50mb of diskspace and no root privledges. Emacs is not
> installed, nor Vim. 
> pico and ee are the onely editors available, however he is allowed to
> compile anything he wants. 
> He had some problems so yesterday I logged in a compilied irssi, wget
> and mutt, installing them into his home directory. This took 11mb of
> space which could probably be trimmed as mutt installed some docs and
> man pages, however I am not sure what I can trim it down to.
> So, mutt and irssi are taken care of, leaving only emacs. The emacs-21
> tarbals I looked at are almost 20mb and expand to 70mb which I cant
> use.

It's really silly!  When you have emacs, you don't need irsii, mutt or
wget!  There are several http, ftp, irc and mail clients in emacs.

> Is there a way around this? I should add his needs are simple, he
> needs to write some c code and have mutt use emacs as the editor.

Erase all software and install only emacs.  You don't need anything else.

__Pascal Bourguignon__           
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