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Re: [O] Org-mode and koma-script

From: gmx
Subject: Re: [O] Org-mode and koma-script
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 03:13:55 +0200
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Thank you very much for that very complete answer and advice. This will allow me to learn better how to use emacs (and org-mode).


Le 29/08/2018 à 00:38, Tim Cross a écrit :
Just a few comments. While none will solve your immediate issue, they
may help track it down.

- it looks like your running as root! This is a very bad idea,
   especially if your inexperienced and still trying to work things
   out. Highly recommend you create a normal account (possibly with
   appropriate permissions to run sudo and perform administration tasks).

- Those lines look like your system is installing quite a few ELPA
   packages - this normally only happens once or after you do an upgrade
   of the elpa packages.

Most of those packages are not standard parts of Emacs and while very
useful, can severely complicate working out problems. Installing lots of
them at once also makes configuration much harder. Given you appear to
only have limited Emacs experience, I would highly recommend avoiding
the temptation to install lots of interesting packages all at once. A
far better approach is to get to know basic Emacs and then, as you gain
familiarity, look at what packages are available and then install and
try out ones which look like they might actually be useful. At the
moment, you have lots of packages which I suspect your not even using or
know about.

My recommendation would be to start again. Create a user account and
just run emacs without installing any packages. Focus on configuring
basic Emacs (which comes with org 'built-in'). Ensure you are using a
current version of Emacs (preferably Emacs 26.1 or Emacs 25.3). Get
basic Org working - don't worry about Korma Script initially, just use
basic Latex and verify that is all working first). Once the basics are
all working, then start tweaking to suit your needs, but do it

Another popular alternative, but not one I recommend, is to use one of
the pre-defined Emacs setups, such as spacemacs, prelude, Purcell's
.emacs etc. This will get you up and runining with an emacs config
defined by someone else and force you to work following their workflows,
but it is quick. Problem is, when you run into problems, you will be
lost and need others to help you out rather than being able to help

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