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Re: Enhanced Carbon Emacs (version 2.1, emacs : trying to sav

From: Antoine Gautier
Subject: Re: Enhanced Carbon Emacs (version 2.1, emacs : trying to save as mac-roman
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 18:51:51 -0500

Thanks for the instructions, but this seems to be beyond my abilities. I do not know what 'pulling down the CVS" means (OK, this is a devel list, but I got here trying to learn emacs...). Also, the main reason that I want to use it is for tex/latex.

Just a try : I d'loaded emacs-21.1.tar.gz (and emacs-21.2.tar.gz) from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/ and attempted to compile :

emacs-21.1 > ./configure --without-x --enable-carbon-app
creating cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin6.4
configure: error: Emacs hasn't been ported to `powerpc-apple-darwin6.4' systems.
Check `etc/MACHINES' for recognized configuration names.
emacs-21.1 >

I'm afraid this is a bit much for me...

I will wait for the next binary to come out, and see what you folks say about it.


A. Gautier

On Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at 02:32 AM, Steven Tamm wrote:

The binary distributions of GNU Emacs on versiontracker are woefully out of date. I had an email conversation with the guy who posted the "Enhanced Version" and we sort of agreed to disagree. In any case, the version you have is almost 3 months old and many, many bugs have been fixed.

If you do not need to specialized LaTeX support in the "enhanced" version I would suggest pulling down the CVS, following the directions at savannah: See http://savannah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=emacs . Once you have that, and assuming you have installed the OSX developer tools, all you have to do is follow the directions in the mac/INSTALL, which contains the three commands you need to execute in the terminal.

The bigger question is what to do about the binary distributions of 21.3 that are floating around with bugs that people report. The ones on versiontracker all do the wrong thing, either include more than what is needed (like this one with TeX stuff), or less than what is needed, or install in the wrong place, like in /usr/bin. I'm kind of regretting the whole make-package script.


On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 12:01 PM, Antoine Gautier wrote:

Hi all,

Here is a copy of a post I made on gnu.emacs.help, I am beginning to suspect that I either found a bug or that my installation is flawed.

I just installed Enhanced Carbon Emacs (version 2.1, emacs
on mac os X 10.2.4, and I have no succes trying to save mac-roman
encoded files (saving as latin1 works fine).

I tried adding a number of things to my .emacs, such as

(prefer-coding-system 'mac-roman-mac)
(set-buffer-file-coding-system 'mac-roman-mac)
(set default-buffer-file-coding-system 'mac-roman-mac)

with no result. The files do get saved, but are unreadable by other mac
apps. Even re-opening them with emacs I get a bunch of ????'s (only
accentuated characters such as é, à, ô, etc. come out OK : 'été' gets saved as 'é?é').

Trying to set the coding from emacs (c-x ret f mac-roman) does not help either.

For some odd reason I can correctly open mac-roman files, but saving
them does not work.

Also : whenever I lauch emacs.app I get the following message on console.app :

## Component Manager: attempting to find symbols in a component alias of type (regR/carP/x!bt)

but lauching terminal.app does that too.

Maybe it has to do with the many emacs's installed in /usr/bin (?)

Any help will be greatly appreciated !


Antoine Gautier

Faculté des Sciences de l'administration
Université Laval
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