Questions tagged [compilation]

Running compilers, and more generally building software from within Emacs.

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Address autocompletion doesn't work after compiling `elc` files for `mu4e`

After compiling elc files for mu4e in /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/mu4e (Ubuntu 20.04) with sudo emacs -Q -batch -L . -f batch-native-compile *.el I get this error when writing an address of the ...
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Adding a pattern to compilation-error-regexp-alist

I'm using the latest Doom Emacs on Emacs 27 with this config: https://github.com/gregghz/doom-config/tree/d3af4724cb4a5dd379645580698f7d24a5c3922a. I have this code to run a bloop command (like bloop ...
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compilation-scroll-output doesn't work if *compilation* buffer is created by hand

Emacs version 25 I have a short piece of elisp to create a few buffers and split my frame into multiple windows that are displayed the way I like. This code creates a *compilation* buffer and ...
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How do I build emacs from sources on macOS Catalina Version 10.15.4

I typically run gnuemacs using MacPorts. However, I have a friend who does not have admin on his managed mac, so I want to build for him a full release of emacs that will run out of his home directory....
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With incremental compilation and changed files `compilation-goto-error` moves to wrong line

I work on a typescript project that I compile with webpack serve, using projectile-run-project. My *compilation buffer shows the webpack output, which includes typescript errors. After some webpack ...
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Compile emacs from feature/native-comp (gccemacs) branch on Ubuntu

I want to compile the gccemacs branch of Emacs. When I run ./configure, the configure script errors with: cd emacs git checkout feature/native-comp ./autogen.sh ./configure --with-nativecomp ...
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Prevent `(keyboard-quit)` from closing `*compile*` windows

After a recent update to my Spacemacs install, I noticed that C-g i.e. keyboard-quit closes *compilation* buffers that result from an M-x recompile. How can I prevent this behavior? I don't want C-g ...
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Controlling Behaviour of (Compilation) Window Creation

How do I control whether the output buffer *Compile* of M-x compile will be shown in an existing window or in a new window by splitting an existing window ? My problem is that the compilation buffer ...
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Cannot make `compile-command` buffer local

I've tried making compile-command buffer-local via (defun compilation-make-locals (process) (set (make-local-variable 'compile-command) compile-command)) (add-hook 'compilation-start-hook '...
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elm-mode can't compile file

When creating projects with elm init, elm creates a project structure where there is a elm.json in the root of the project directory and a src folder, where your .elm files should go Elm-mode for ...
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How can I customize the compile command?

In one of my projects I need to run make package install when building instead of make. It remembers the last compile command I used, but resets to make -k every time emacs starts up. How can I ...
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compilation sentinel: symbol's value as variable is void for quote, >, <, =, etc

I'm working on a script that can compile multiple directories and then provide the first error to a file. Currently, I am tackling the issue of running make in multiple directories portion. I am ...
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How to do remote compile on Windows from Linux

How can I configure Emacs, such that I am able to compile files remotely on a Windows machine, while Emacs is running under Linux? I am using tramp via the smb method to edit files on the Windows ...
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Standard ML Emacs “real time” compilation?

I'm interested in configuring my Emacs environment to perform real-time compilation of a Standard ML buffer, on the event corresponding to a ";" character being entered (at the end of a line), such ...
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Hide *compilation* window

It is annoying to see the compilation window appear when it is successful. How to remove that automatically? I want to see it though if it is not successful.
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Compile from parent directory in Emacs

I'm trying to map F5 to compile from a parent directory of the current buffer. Emacs compile-command find makefile in superior directory provides an excellent answer to achieve this: (defun compile-...
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1 single custom command to compile and run executable

In my emacs init file, I have this: (add-hook 'c++-mode-hook (lambda () (set (make-local-variable 'compile-command) (concat "g++ " buffer-file-name)))) Then, ...
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Quick optional alternative to “M-x compile”

I'm using "M-x compile" several times a day with the following in my ~/.emacs: (setq compile-command "cd ~/my-dev/linux_build/ && killall gdb ; ~/my-dev/someStuff/.git/hooks/pre-commit; mv -f ...
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Emacs for Windows: How to M-x compile using MinGW_32

I have been using Console2 on an MS Windows box to compile and would like to use Emacs instead. My settings on Console2 are as follows: shell="c:/mingw/bin/sh.exe --login -i -c 'cd /c/docume~1/...
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emphasise the current error in the *compilation* window

When running the compile command and jumping to the 'next error', emacs identifies the line of the current error by placing a little black triangle, pointing right, in the left-hand fringe of the *...
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Compile Emacs with xwidgets in Ubuntu 14.04

Going to build Emacs from the git repository. Found this and this resources that suggest to compile it with xwidgets for Ubuntu 16.04. On my Ubuntu 14.04, did install the corresponding dependencies ...
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Have compilation errors / grep match reuse current frame/window without ever splitting it?

I have searched in a number of places (1, 2, 3, 4) even looked at the e-lisp source files and could not figure out how to do, so I ask. Context I have bound next-error to a key. I'm in some source ...
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use a function to get file in compilation-error-regexp-alist

I have used compilation-error-regexp-alist a lot so I am familiar with the syntax. However for this particular error I need to use a function to get the file because I need wildcards. Here is the ...
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Compiled Emacs Needs Terminfo

When installing emacs completely from source to a custom prefix (no root), even after the compilation works, it says emacs: Cannot open terminfo database file . Adding the terminfo to different parts ...
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M-x compile --> emacs doesn't automatically open files

I have recently switched from an older version of emacs to version 24.3.1. And I have run into the following problem: I have a base folder "/base" and a folder with source files "base/src"; my ...
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Configuring Emacs as a CMake based C/C++ IDE

I have been interested in Emacs for a while, since I have seen some great articles on the Internet, which demonstrates the usage of Emacs as a C/C++ IDE. Those projects are awesome, yet they are not ...
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How can I compile and run my C code from within Emacs like I would with the terminal?

I recently moved from Code::Blocks to Emacs to write C code. The one thing I don't like (because it takes too much time and effort for a simple and repetitive task) is the fact that I can't compile/...
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Compile and run C-Programs in Emacs

I'm currently learning C with a book that has many small code examples that the reader is supposed to write, run and experiment with. I'm using Emacs as my primary tool for everything that has to do ...
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compilation-mode: default-directory != src-root

I have subDirA with source code foo.rs. To compile code in bash I need: $ cd subDirA $ some-compile-command But problem is that compiler invoked via some-compile-command prints errors in such format:...
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Close latex compilation window when successful

I like having TeX-show-compilation in LaTeX for large documents. However, if the compilation completed successfully, I would like the windows to be reverted or the compilation buffer to be killed. I ...
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How to keep hl-line updated in inactive window?

I have (setq global-hl-line-sticky-flag t) to enable hl-line in all windows. However, the highlighted line isn't updated when I change the cursor position in inactive window (e.g., by calling next-...
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Selecting an item in *compilation* buffer makes the item jump to the top

I try to navigate through compilation errors in my compilation buffer: I place the cursor on an error, and press Enter (alternatively, I use M-g n). What happens: the compilation buffer places the ...
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Dedicated compile hook on compilation finish

I use the compilation-finish-functions hook to perform some actions once compilation finishes. However, unexpectedly to me the hook is also triggered when rgrep completes. I can't seem to find a ...
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Linking Multiple Implementation Files in C on Emacs

I need help with linking multiple c source code files on emacs. Could anyone show me the way on how to work this out? Thanks!
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emacs home made perspective: source + eshell + compilation

I want such functionality from emacs (gnu 25), I press key in any buffer with source code, and instead of one buffer I got 3 buffers on the screen: source code buffer ------------------ *eshell* | *...
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Source-Links in Compilation mode not working

I've been experimenting with M-x compile recently (I'm using it to start my node.js-project which will output a stack-trace if there is an error. I get traces like this: Error: Configuration ...
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How to highlight in the mode-line that a compilation process is running in AUCTeX?

As compiling LaTeX documents can take a while, I would like to be able to quickly and effortlessly check whether the compilation process is still runing. How can I achieve this with AUCTeX? I know I ...
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Another level of “next/previous” in the compilation buffer?

I use Emacs with Cucumber (cucumber.io). Cucumber outputs lines like this: Scenario: Jeff returns a faulty microwave # /somepath/file1.feature:12 Given Jeff has bought a microwave ...
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Compiling Emacs from source on Ubuntu - problems with libxml2

I'm trying to install Emacs 25.1.rc1 on Ubuntu 15.10, and have pre-installed the usual dependencies i.e.: autoconf automake libtool texinfo build-essential xorg-dev libgtk2.0-dev libjpeg-dev ...
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eval-when-compile: Is my understanding correct?

I want to build a ring of symbols in my init.el for the purpose of rotating themes. I could do it like this: (let* ((themes '(doom-one zenburn leuven)) (ring (make-ring (length themes)))) (...
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AUCTeX: how to compile a file, which does end in '.ins'

I am playing around with some LaTeX's DocStrip package. (For those interested: it is a LaTeX package, to create documented code, in order to write e.g. a style file and incorporate the ...
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Changing or adding compiling options in cc-mode

In cc-mode, when we go to compile, M-x followed by compile, the default option is make -k. If I hit the down arrow, I am told no defaults available. Is it possible to add the option g++ -Wall ...
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Compilation problem in Emacs,

I am using Emacs 24.3.1. on Ubuntu. I am trying use compile in emacs: (M-x compile), I choose my Makefile. It answered me -*- mode: compilation; default-directory:"path" -*- Compilation started at ...
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Using compilation-mode to parse error stacks, relocating them

I run several applications, in several languages, that store their error stacks locally. I made a small emacs mode that allows me to browse those errors and navigate the related code. The code I ...
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How do i close the *compilation* buffer without visitinig its window?

I like to work with a vertically split frame with code in both windows. When i call M-x compile the *compilation* buffer shows in the other window (wich is fine as M-g n would show problematic code in ...
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Compile command as a directory variable?

I am working on a cmake project and I would like to set a directory variable containing the correct compile command. I added this to the root directory of the project in a .dir-locals.el file: ;;; ...
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How can make emacs immediately compile a file I load?

Usually when I load a project, I want to compile it once right away, be it to again see the compilation error I was working on or just to build the dependencies of the checkout, so I don't have to ...
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Binding compile command to a key for c++ code

Is it possible to bind the compile and run commands for a c++ code to a single key (for example F5). What i do at the moment is to run M-x compile and then as compile command g++ project.cpp and then ...
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failed compile command runs on exit, prevents exit – how to track down?

I'm on a new system (Amazon Linux 2015.9), and my emacs config seems to not like the stock install (Emacs 24.3.1) or vice-versa. When I do C-x C-c it runs save-buffers-kill-terminal. But this fails, ...
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Smarter compile in emacs

I often got to work with projects organized as follows: src/ include/ ... Makefile Is there a way to teach emacs' "compile" function to always use that top-level Makefile regardless which file I'...