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Re: [Orgmode] Installing over snapshot on ubuntu gnu/linux system

From: Manish
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Installing over snapshot on ubuntu gnu/linux system
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:32:01 +0530

  On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
  > I have a few questions about installing org-mode over an
  > emacs-snapshot on Ubuntu GNU/Linux.  I have been doing
  > this by trial and error, and while it's been working I
  > am not sure I have all the bits correctly worked out.
  > First, how to edit the Makefile for the purpose.
  > The package emacs-snapshot is installed in /usr .  Does
  > that suggest prefix=/usr ?
  > The lispdir---is this my local repository, where I've
  > unpacked the tar.gz file?  (I am specifying this
  > directory in my load path).  Or is it the snapshot
  > install lisp directory?
  > I have similar questions for the info file.  So far I've
  > been just copying it into /usr/share/info/emacs-snapshot
  > (or similar).  Thank you for any suggestions/pointers.

May be you have ironed out your setup by now but FWIW, I can
share how I setup Org.

1. Org is cloned from it's git repo in ~/elisp/org-mode.git:

   $ mkdir ~/elisp/ && cd ~/elisp
   $ git clone git://repo.or.cz/org-mode.git org-mode.git

2. Run `make' to compile elisp files and `make doc' to
   produce documentation (no need to edit Makefile to do any
   of these.)

   $ cd ~/elisp/org-mode.git && make && make doc

3. Do not run make install (Currently I also do not
   currently install info documentation anywhere by myself.)

4. Introduce Org mode to Emacs (add to your .emacs and

   (add-to-list 'load-path "~/elisp/org-mode.git/lisp")
   (add-to-list 'load-path "~/elisp/org-mode.git/contrib/lisp")
   (require 'org-install)

5. Customize to your taste/needs e.g. my org-directory is
   set to "~/org.git" etc.

   I have this setup on Cygwin on a WinXP machine and a
similar setup on a Debian box.

   I like this setup because it is available to all
installed versions of Emacs (a Cygwin version and a Windows
native version) and lets me stay current with a minimum of
effort which boils down to:

1. $ cd ~/elisp/org-mode.git && git pull \
     make clean && make && make doc

2. Browse the latest git log entries and diffs (I use tig)
3. Browse the updated portions of documentation (if
   org.texi, Changes.org and/or ChangeLog files were

   You may want to select a different location for housing
git clone if you need to make that available to multiple

-- Manish

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