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Re: MacOSX installation suggestions.

From: Andrew Choi
Subject: Re: MacOSX installation suggestions.
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 14:51:05 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:

> In the mac/INSTALL file it says twice that make install must be made as
> root.  This is an error, I have never done make install as root, and
> if you just have write permission, this works fine (as it does with
> the other Emacs configurations).  I dont think documentation casually
> should require you to be root to install things, when no such
> requirement exists.  It discurages the installation of Emacs under
> your own user.  I would change that to "make install requires that
> you have write permission in the destination directories" or something
> like that.  Or not write anything at all.

A more precise description is always desirable.  Please feel free to
modify mac/INSTALL.

> I do think make install should install Emacs.app also.  Now one has to
> manually copy it after make install.  It doesn't seem right that make
> install doesn't install everything.

Where should Emacs.app be put?  Should this location be a new parameter
to `configure'?  Not everyone would want to put it in /Applications or
want to copy it at all.

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