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Re: Emacs23.3: can't get w3m-el-snapshot to install to appropriate path


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Emacs23.3: can't get w3m-el-snapshot to install to appropriate path
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 08:00:35 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dylan <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
>
> I recently tried installing emacs-w3m (development version) from
> source using the "./configure - make - make install" sequence.
>
> Since I have more than one emacs lisp directory installed (GNU emacs
> 21 in directory /usr/share/emacs, GNU emacs 23 directory in /opt/local/
> share/emacs/, and Cocoa Emacs in /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents), I
> explicitly configured file using --with-addpath option, such that "./
> configure --with-addpath=/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents".
>
> However, upon verifying the install with "make what-where", make only
> wants to install in the path where emacs21 is installed (/usr/share/
> emacs). To work around this, I tried removing emacs 21 completely,
> running make again, and this time it recognized /opt/local/share/emacs
> as the install path. Am I missing something here? How can I get make
> to recognize and install to the Cocoa Emacs directory?
>
> Thanks,
> Dylan

Most configure scripts support the --prefix argument, which allows you
to specify the root of the installation tree. Does the w3 configure
script support that? (./configure -help may list available options).

Tim

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