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Installing Emacs from source: 'make' fatal error: 'libxml/tree.h' file not found

I wish to run Emacs from the latest development version. I've downloaded the latest Emacs development version from https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/emacs (with git clone -b master git://git.sv.gnu....
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how install emacs 26 (or whatever latest ver) on mac

Someone (in another SE answer) mentioned a feature thats only available in 26, so I guess now I gotta upgrade. How do you install emacs 26 on macOS Sierra? What I tried: Googled how install emacs ...
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How to install evil-snipe-enable-alternate-f-and-t-behaviors on Spacemacs?

I am trying to install "evil-snipe" with evil-snipe-enable-alternate-f-and-t-behaviors on Spacemacs. The instruction on https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/tree/master/layers/%2Bvim/evil-snipe are ...
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Can't install Plantuml-mode — MELPA Package list Incomplete (Mac)

I'm trying to install plantuml-mode based on the instructions here: https://github.com/skuro/plantuml-mode I'm told to try the following: M-x package-install<RET> plantuml-mode<RET> ...
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Removed Homebrew now the jpeg and png images don't display

Recently I removed the Homebrew completely on my OS X 10.7.4 (because the only reason I was using it was the OpenSSL package and I installed it from scratch into /usr/localand it worked perfectly so ...
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ESS install fails on Ubuntu 18.04

I had previously installed and used Emacs 25.2.2 and ESS 17.11 on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). While attempting to update to the latest version of ESS, the ESS install script appears to have failed (...
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Open Emacs GUI from terminal (keep process running in terminal)

Sorry, but I will probably be not using the correct terminology in this post. I used to be able to open Emacs from my terminal and the terminal process would stay open (I would not be able to ...
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Is it normal for a package to request [sudo] in order to install a package? (this case pdf-tools) concerned about password integrity

I installed pdf-tools through MELPA, and then labels it as installed on a restart but kept viewing pdfs through doc-view. So using M-x pdf-tools-install it requested the sudo password in order to ...
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Is updating Emacs and installing Emacs the same thing?

I installed Emacs 26.1 from dnf package manager on Fedora 29. I would like to install the latest stable Emacs, which is version 26.2. Emacs 26.2 will be on Fedora 31 in 6 months. Is updating Emacs ...
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How to automate installation of packages with .emacs file?

My ~/.emacs (which you can find on GitHub) file loads several different Emacs packages and I would like them to be automatically installed as soon as Emacs starts up, if they are not already installed....
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Can you install Emacs temporarily for testing purposes like new versions and packages?

Is there a way I can install two versions of Emacs on the same machine ? The last time I tried installing versions 24 and 25 neither of the installations was working and the easiest solution was to ...
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How to update Org-mode through Emacs' Package Manager?

I have org-version 9.1.9 installed and am attempting to install the latest version 9.2.2 I followed the instructions on https://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html#installing-via-elpa. On my system, M-x ...
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AUCTeX is obsolete on GNU ELPA?

I got this warning when installing AUCTeX from GNU ELPA. The package is installed, but I don't want to use obsolete packages for obvious reasons. I have check the official website of AUCTeX, and it ...
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Windows versions of pretest releases

"Emacs pretest 26.1.92 is out!" reported a recent email. Are downloads of this available for the Windows platform? Where can I find them? Files here were last updated on 17 January 2019, so ...
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How do you do a clean install of emacs+auctex?

It was established here there is a problem with my installation of emacs. So I did $ sudo apt-get --purge autoremove emacs and remove all in $ locate emacs | grep conf I reinstalled emacs from ...
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Installing font package only once via command in file

I have a package that install the all-the-icons-package automatically namely (use-package zerodark-theme :ensure t :init (load-theme 'zerodark t) (zerodark-setup-modeline-format)) all-the-icons ...
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Bidi support for Arabic when installing from source?

Q: how can I get get full bidi support for Arabic when installing Emacs from source? I compiled Emacs from source (v. 26.1) and found that the bidi is not working correctly for Arabic. The good: I ...
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Downgrading Emacs in Fedora via 'dnf'

My problems with emacs 26-1 are discussed at this link : Emacs 26-1 Problems : find-file and neotree The following link discusses using dnf to installing a previous version of a package: https://unix....
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Automatically installing the available version of org

Based on this reply, my code has the following function that installs its dependencies: (defun literef-install-packages() "Install any missing packages. The code is taken from `https://...
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libMagickWand-6.Q16.so.2 . . . No such file or directory

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.10 to 17.04, and now my Emacs (25.1.1), working fine before, is broken. Here is the error from running emacs --debug-init emacs: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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ESS not installable (Ubuntu 18.04)

The day before yesterday, I have experienced my Ubuntu package ess (Version: 17.11-3bionic0) no more configuring properly during apt-get update. I then tried apt-get install -d ess and: dpkg -i /var/...
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How to automatically install Auctex if certain package is unable to be activated on startup?

every time I git clone my configuration of Emacs into a new machine and start Emacs, there will be error message in Emacs: error: Unable to activate package 'company-auctex'. Required package 'auctex-...
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What is the proper way to identify a font for .spacemacs file?

Spacemacs isn't finding my Source Code Pro font files, and I think it's a naming issue. I have the fonts installed and in the font cache, /usr/local/share$ fc-list : file | grep source Returns: /...
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Installing with package-install-file

I am trying to install the gauche-mode. Running the M-x package-install-file and giving the /path/to/gacuhe-mode/ directory gives the Read error: is a directory, /path/to/gacuhe-mode/. How can i ...
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How to install a specific version of package?

When I do M-x package-install RET magit it installs the latest version of magit which is 2.1.0. I want to install magit 1.4.2. I don't want to do it manually by downloading and loading package. ...
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Error with org-fstree: Symbol's function definition is void: reduce

I want to use the package org-fstree (MELPA Link). But in a file when I press C-c C-c at #+BEGIN_FSTREE: ~/ I get the following error: Symbol's function definition is void: reduce I am not sure ...
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How can I install Emacs25.2 on openSuse?

On Ubuntu I would install emacs dependencies with apt-get build-dep emacs24, extract the emacs25.2.tar.gz and install but the dependencies don't seem to be on openSuse's zypper (package manager). Atm ...
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Why is the Magit M Remote pop-up different than what is shown in the Magit manual?

The Magit manual, 7.1.1 The Remote Popup, describes the following three commands, but they do not appear in my 'M' popup: M C (magit-remote-config-popup) M p (magit-remote-prune) M P (magit-...
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Error when I try to re-install package after deleting it

I used package-install to install the pamparam package. It worked. But in playing with it, I got it into a weird state and decided to uninstall and re-install. I uninstalled by deleting its dir in ....
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How can I have the latest version of emacs always

I love using Emacs and I want to have the latest version of Emacs always. But on my Ubuntu machine Emacs won't be upgraded automatically during the regular software updates. Even when I run sudo apt-...
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How to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system

I am trying to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system. Unfortunately, it is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated. I have the device mounted at /mnt/my_device. Now I am not sure ...
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eww ---> libxml2 library not found

Windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 25.1. I try to open in Emacs some web page. E.g. www.google.com. So M-x eww Enter URL: www.google.com But I get error: libxml2 library not found
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Installing Emacs from source: the command `C-h v` for accessing variables doesn't work

I have installed the latest development version of Emacs on my Mac from the source by cloning the Git repository here ('Emacs source repository' under 'Anonymous clone'), and then executing make in ...
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Installing Emacs from source: no 'configure' file

I wish to build the latest development version of Emacs from source. I've browsed to https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/emacs and executed the command suggested on the front page, namely git clone -b ...
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How I can download the latest version of Emacs on Linux Mint 18.1?

Linux Mint 18.1 (64 bit). I install Emacs by Software Manager. It download Emacs version 24.5. But the latest version is 25.1. How I can download the latest version?
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emacs minimal install for Ubuntu server use

Is there a minimal version of emacs? When using apt get install emacs24 on a 16.04 LTS machine the packet manager propose me to install 200 MB worth of stuff... The following NEW packages will be ...
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How to stop a minor mode from auto-loading in Spacemacs?

The smartparens minor mode is quite annoying to me, so I want to have it disabled on default. However, I don't want to uninstall it, in case I need it someday. Can I disable a minor mode without ...
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Why is the emacs-25.1-2 binary for Windows so big?

why is it so big? almost twice the size of 25.1 what's new with it?
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Find All Dependencies Necessary for an Emacs Install Without X

I'm building a script to install a version of emacs (24.5 in this case) on a small server running on a raspberry pi. Since this will be in headless mode, I have no need for a GUI/X windows based ...
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Conflict in package installed with both package and el-get?

I list my packages: ;; List all packages installed with el-get-install (look for "installed" to find installed packages) (el-get-list-packages) ;; List packages installed with "package-install" (...
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Is it possible to install emacs 25.1 and emacs 24 on the same machine?

I currently have emacs 24.5.1 running on OSx el capitan. Since the first RC of emacs 25.1 released a few days ago, I am very curious to try it out. Can I have both versions installed on the same ...
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Location of Emacs' installation

Where is Emacs installed by default on Ubuntu? I need to find its path so I can use it on another application. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Emacs 24.
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ipython not working in org mode

I've followed everything here in order to set up ipython in org mode. But I keep getting the error: ...executing Ipython code block... apply: Searching for program: no such file or directory, ipython ...
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emacs-snapshot from Ubuntu PPA is currently totally broken [closed]

I have updated emacs-snapshot earlier today and it broke my Emacs installation into pieces (it is Ubuntu 14.04). It somehow removed whole emacs24 package so now I have no even emacs-client installed. ...
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Emacs does not contain package “package”

I want to add C auto-completion at least so that I can use Emacs on a regular basis as my C editor. I am new to Emacs, and I had already it installed in my system, because it came with the OS (I think)...
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default location to install ess not works with the self installed emacs

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I don't use emacs from its repository. I installed my emacs by compling from source, the default location is /usr/local. e.g. /usr/local/bin/emacsand /usr/local/share/...
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Install programs which require superuser permissions

I would like to, as part of Emacs Lisp package set-up process to run some programs which typically require superuser access, for instance, I would like to make sure that certain system packages are ...
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Info files are found but not installed (on archlinux)

I am not able to access many info files. For example, the command (info "(gnus) Sorting the Summary Buffer") returns Info file gnus does not exist So I want to install/configure my info files ...
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Magit v2.2.0 failed to load: wrong type argument

After updating to magit v2.2.0 (and removing the old magit, git-rebase-mode and git-commit-mode I got the following error message after calling M-x magit-status: Wrong type argument: symbolp, (cyg . ...
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Installation Warning: Cannot convert string

I am installing emacs from source on Ubuntu machine. make install successfully installed it. Now when I start emacs it is showing this warning Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-courier-medium-r-*-*-...