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Re: gui emacs from terminal


From: Melton Low
Subject: Re: gui emacs from terminal
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:27:07 -0700



On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> wrote:
Cynthia Lee Page wrote:
Dear Users,

First off I am a newbie. I installed emacs (in the user folder of my mac os10.5.8) and am able to run it from my terminal but I have no gui interface. This is the command I used to build

$ ./configure --with-jpeg=no --with-png=no --with-gif=no --with-tiff=no

I did this because I was told to by the error messages when I initially attempted to install with just ./configure.

Why not `./configure --with-ns` as suggested in ./nextstep/INSTALL, which is
referenced by both ./INSTALL and ./nextstep/README?

So I have two questions is this why I don't get a gui interface?

More importantly can I open with a gui interface with this installation?

Are you running the ./nextstep/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs executable
from the terminal?

Or did you run `make install` after `make`, and are running the
/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs executable from the terminal?

Does it help to run the executable with the -Q option?

Can you re-run ./configure and post the output?

I have downloaded and installed a second version of emacs, the carbon version which does open with the gui, I have this file in my applications folder. Is there any way I can invoke this version of emacs while in the terminal and having ssh'd to a remote host?

Please ask for clarification if this is unclear and thanks in advance for any help,

I suggest:

       make distclean
       ./configure --with-ns
       make
       sudo make install

I always log the output for future reference e.g.

       ./configure --with-ns 2>&1 | tee configure.log

--
Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA


Kevin's instructions almost got it.  To run as a Mac app you have to do the following:

make distclean
./configure --with-ns
make
cd nextstep
make install

After the last step simply move Emacs.app in the nextstep folder to your /Applications folder.  There is no need to run 'sudo make install'.

Regards, Mel

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