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Re: How to uninstall Emacs?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: How to uninstall Emacs?
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:07:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Bob Proulx <address@hidden> writes:

> Or you could simply try the Debian one without
> uninstalling your version. When you compile from git
> sources and 'make install' it will install emacs
> into /usr/local/bin/emacs. Since PATH includes
> /usr/local/bin ahead of /usr/bin calling emacs calls
> your locally compiled binary first.
>
> To avoid this you can simply call the system
> packaged version directly. You can do this even with
> your locally compiled one installed in
> /usr/local/bin.
>
>   /usr/bin/emacs
>
> Calling it specifically by that path will invoke the
> system packaged version. You can verify this by
> looking at the emacs version. The version is usually
> displayed near the bottom of the start up splash
> screen. If not (I customize mine away) you can ask
> it directly.
>
>   M-x emacs-version
>
> If you have customizations in your dot emacs file
> you can test the stock system configuration with the
> -q option. The -q option instructs emacs not to load
> an init file.
>
>   /usr/bin/emacs -q

Because of Jorge's smokescreens I got the impression
that I couldn't see the OP either, but now when I read
it this is the best answer. Mine is still correct in
principle tho :)

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