Q: how can I get
pdf-tools to work simultaneously on OSX and Linux?
I keep my
.emacs.d directory synced over Dropbox, and share it between machines running OSX and Linux (Fedora and Ubuntu). I got
pdf-tools off of melpa and successfully installed it on OSX.
The problem is that
pdf-tools creates an executable (
epdfinfo) in its melpa directory. The executable it generates on OSX is not usable on the Linux machines (and I presume vice versa).
How can I get
pdf-tools to play nice across the different systems? Can I (should I) generate another executable on the Linux machines to store in the same directory, and if so, how?
The nuclear option, I believe, is to remove the melpa package, go old school, and install
pdf-tools by hand -- but do it twice, once for OSX, and once for the Linux systems, and then do some system checking at startup to see which one to use. That seems like a lot of fuss.