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Re: first copy & paste not working

From: Rupert Swarbrick
Subject: Re: first copy & paste not working
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 18:18:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Joel J. Adamson) writes:

>>> A friend of mine advised me, after I found the latest Emacs in Debian
>>> was 21.4, that adding the unstable repositories, and/or Ubuntu
>>> repositories is a must for using up-to-date software on Debian.  Any
>>> Debian users like to comment?
>> Hmm, well I use it on my laptop because it's fun playing with the new
>> versions. However, something breaks horribly about once every three or
>> four months, so I recommend building from source.
> Are you talking about Debian or Emacs?  What is it that breaks, and what
> do you build from source?

Sorry I didn't realise how ambiguous that was. I use debian unstable
repositories but (for reasons unconnected with emacs) this
occasionally does dramatic things to the computer, such as stopping X

My recommendation is/was to do this if you enjoy fixing things, but
otherwise to compile emacs from CVS and use that - as others have
said, it's not a difficult process.


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