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Re: Newest emacs version that can run on Ubuntu 18.04

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Newest emacs version that can run on Ubuntu 18.04
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 18:38:38 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <> writes:

> Patrick Mahan wrote:
>> I have to do development work on some machines running
>> Ubuntu 18.04 which seems to only support emacs 25.
>> Can Ubuntu support a new version?  (26, 27 or higher?).
> Absolutely, I'm on Debian (and Ubuntu is Debian on steroids -
> useless ones, some say ...) and I use Emacs version
>   GNU Emacs 30.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, cairo
>   version 1.16.0) of 2022-12-26 [commit
>   2ffe1494e16381cfc7fec95a6a0879f268df3e95]

Interesting.  Cairo is GTK-based?  So, this Emacs runs under GTK?

> Here are commands how to install the latest version, they work
> on Debian so why not on Ubuntu with or without very minor
> changes required:

Ack!  This doesn't 'apt get' *all* the dependencies, correct?  You've
already got a GTK and build environment installed, correct?  Chromebook
Linux starts with a base environment that we have to install all the
dependencies by hand and use up limited space on the memory hard drive.
Suggestions on what to install w/o installing everything?

David Masterson

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