Emacs 26.1 on Debian 10 stable

I have previously used the Windows version of Emacs and now I'm back in Linux (thanks to it).

When pressing C-h i d there seemed to be a lot of more information in the Windows version.

Now I can only see Org-mode, and Emacs FAQ among other things I don't really need right now. The Window Version had the (full) Emacs documentation, Lisp documentation and a lot more.

Am I missing something? Or Looking in the wrong place?

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  • The set of manuals available typically depends on your platform and Emacs build.
    – Drew
    Feb 11, 2020 at 18:33

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You need to consult your Linux distribution packages. eg in Debian many of the docs are bundled separately because of FSF policies.

See here for more details.

  • 2
    Thank you! I was looking for a more intuitive package name, "non-dsfg" was not one of them. Feb 11, 2020 at 19:38
  • Yeah, it's kind of crazy and non-indusive for beginners too.
    – RichieHH
    Feb 12, 2020 at 22:01

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