on Debian, if you'd like to use Emacs23 or emacs-snapshot
under your Debian GNU/Linux Operating System.
First install packages curl
# aptitude install curl fakeroot
# curl http://orebokech.com/Romain_Francoise.pgp | apt-key add -
Add this to /etc/apt/sources.list
Build it and install
# aptitude update
# aptitude build-dep emacs-snapshot
$ mkdir /tmp/build
$ cd /tmp/build
$ fakeroot apt-get source -b emacs-snapshot
Use dpkg to install these packages (emacs-snapshot-common --> emacs-snapshot-common-bin --> emacs-snapshot or emacs-snapshot-nox) and enjoy.
My OS is [Debian GNU/Linux testing _Lenny_ - Official Beta i386 CD Binary-1 20080616-10:19], follow step by step from the site http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/EmacsCvsAndDebian
, I still have errors:
v@QuITh:/tmp/build$ fakeroot apt-get source -b emacs-snapshot
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Skipping already downloaded file 'emacs-snapshot_20080630-1.dsc'
Skipping already downloaded file 'emacs-snapshot_20080630.orig.tar.gz'
Skipping already downloaded file 'emacs-snapshot_20080630-1.diff.gz'
Need to get 0B of source archives.
Skipping unpack of already unpacked source in emacs-snapshot-20080630
dpkg-buildpackage: set CFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: set CPPFLAGS to default value:
dpkg-buildpackage: set LDFLAGS to default value:
dpkg-buildpackage: set FFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: set CXXFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
dpkg-buildpackage: source package emacs-snapshot
dpkg-buildpackage: source version 1:20080630-1
dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by Romain Francoise <email@example.com>
dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture i386
dpkg-checkbuilddeps: Unmet build dependencies: libtiff-dev
dpkg-buildpackage: warning: Build dependencies/conflicts unsatisfied; aborting.
dpkg-buildpackage: warning: (Use -d flag to override.)
Build command 'cd emacs-snapshot-20080630 && dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc' failed.
E: Child process failed
What to do next?
Thanks in advance.
I don't know who added these instructions to the wiki but it wasn't me, and this is certainly not the preferred way to use emacs-snapshot. You're using i386 which is a supported architecture, you don't need to build the package yourself. Just run `apt-get install emacs-snapshot' and everything should be fine.
Uh oh, thanks a lot, now it works...
Note that you cannot use this method in Ubuntu, for Ubuntu's Aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers