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Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?


From: Jeffrey Walton
Subject: Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:37:51 -0400

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> You still haven't really said what that task
>>> is. If you need Emacs and only emacs, then
>>> you or someone has to fix the build. If you
>>> need a general purpose text editor, then try
>>> another one that does support your platform.
>>> GNU ed will probably run an it has a much
>>> simpler build.
>>
>> My task is to edit files with emacs. I'm not
>> an Emacs expert. I know it better than Vi, so
>> that's what I use.
>
> Yes, but why do you want to do it on a 26 year
> old mainframe that doesn't seem to support it?
>
> I mean, yeah, it is a cool project. But if it
> is a cool project, there is no reason to be
> frustrated about it. Solve it all in due
> time...

We seem to be suffering a disconnect. I don't do it because its cool.
I do it to ensure we don't receive bug reports from out package
maintainer, László Böszörményi.

>> If you don't like the policy, then I suggest
>> you take it up with the Debian folks.
>> I'm happy to elide the support because my
>> plate is too full as it is.
>
> I run Emacs on my Raspberry Pi, thank you,
> which runs Raspbian (a Debian derivative) -
> here, installing Emacs is just a matter of
>
>     $ sudo aptitude install emacs24

Again, another disconnect. I suggest you try that in the environment.

Jeff



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