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Re: Load path and custom compiling cvs on Debian

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Load path and custom compiling cvs on Debian
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:31:06 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard G Riley <address@hidden> writes:

> Tim X <address@hidden> writes:
>> Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
>>> John Wells wrote:
>>>> Guys,
>>>> I've learned that anti-aliased fonts don't appear to be supported yet
>>>> on 22, and I've also found that compiling the unicode branch out of
>>>> CVS enables this support.
>>>> I've done the compile and it works great...fonts look wonderful.
>>>> However, the problem is the custom compiled emacs doesn't find all my
>>>> pre-installed Debian packaged modes and utilities, like ecb,
>>>> ruby-mode, etc.
>>>> It appears that the dpkg's put the various installed files in:
>>>> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp
>>>> /usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp
>>>> Then, when I start emacs, these are already there, loaded.
>>>> Can someone tell me what configurations settings I need to do to make
>>>> these work with my custom compile? Is it a ./configure option? Is it
>>>> some central emacs config file? Can I inspect where my custom compile
>>>> is looking for modes easily through emacs itself?
>>> `C-h v load-path RET' will show you the directories that Emacs searches
>>> for files to load.  Try `C-h r' to browse the Emacs manual, then `i load
>>> RET' to find out the details about how that works.
>>> Here's what you should put in your .emacs file to allow the packages
>>> from Debian to be found:
>>> (add-to-list 'load-path "/usr/share/emacs22/site-lisp" t)
>>> (add-to-list 'load-path "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp" t)
>>>> Sorry for so many questions...I'm learning quickly, but there's a lot to 
>>>> learn!
>>> Enjoy!
>>> -- 
>> You also need to modify startup.el so that it loads the config stuff in
>> /etc/emacs/site-start.d and /etc/emacs22/site-start.d, otherwise, emacs
>> will find the packages, but not the necessary stuff done to config/ and set
>> them up.
>> Tim
> Do the snapshot repositories here include the aa?
> My emacs fonts certainly look good but maybe I'm just too used to it
> without aa?!? It's marked as "emacs 23" anyway and according to here
> the unicode branch was to become emacs 23.

I haven't used romain's packages since the official debian emacs22 was
released (see other post). However, I seem to remember seeing someone state
that they do. 


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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