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[solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?


From: Rodolfo Medina
Subject: [solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:11:11 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 :)


Thanks to all who replied.  There was really no need to uninstall Emacs from
git to taste Emacs from Debian.  To do that, as suggested, I did:

 # aptitude install emacs24

.  Then, to start it,

 $ emacs24

; whereas, to start Emacs from git,

 $ emacs

Bye

Rodolfo




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