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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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Navigate to the source code of built-in functions and variables

Throughout the day I am constantly using C-h f or C-h v (describe-function and describe-variable) to look up documentation for functions and variables. More often than not, if I don't get all the ...
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Make consistent syntax highlighting of LaTeX source blocks

Org manual's solution for syntax highlighting of org-babel code blocks is to turn on native fontification with (setq org-src-fontify-natively t) works well for LaTeX code enclosed in blocks with #+...
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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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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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Finding the source file containing the definition of functions and variables

Is it possible to merge find-function and find-variable to a single find-function-or-variable to be able to search both functions and variables at the same time and going to their definition in the ...
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How to see the source code of a built-in function?

I want to see the source code of the function other-buffer. When I use M-x- xref-find-definitions, Emacs shows:visit tags table (default TAGS). Then I press RET, Emacs shows:File /TAGS does not exist. ...
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Add a source reference to org blocks

During research, I often cite a passage from some website, a local document or org file. For context and later use, I always add the source reference after the block: * Public transport ** Bus Buses ...
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How text is stored internally in emacs?

I'm curious about the Emacs architecture. Do you know where are the structures for keeping opened text file? Where are the main functions for opening, editing and closing text files? How in general ...
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org-mode setting to preserve spacing in SRC code, with verbatim latex output to pdf

Like this post, when I indent within a SRC code block in org-mode, 8 consecutive spaces are converted to a tab. Moreover, when I export to LaTeX 8 consecutive spaces are converted to tabs in the ...
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disable minor mode inside source blocks

i have org mode set up with typo minor mode and pretty entities enabled by default. but when i work on programming, these two are totally useless inside the source code blocks i insert into org ...
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How to find where a given function is called from in gtags

I am using gtags and can jump to where a function is defined. Howeve I am not able to find inside a function where it is begin called from. Is there anyway to find where a function is called from?
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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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Error when (stata . t) added to org-babel-do-load-languages in an attempt to evaluate Stata code in org-mode [closed]

Important Note: As of Spring 2020, ob-stata.el via Emacs Speaks Statistics has been deprecated. Even the updated version described below in this thread is broken. I (the author of the updated ob-...
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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-*-*-...
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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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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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How to control the favicon as a function of file extension.

I'm using GNU Emacs 25.0.50.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin14.0.0, NS appkit-1343.14 Version 10.10 (Build 14A389)) of 2014-10-20 And I interesting in knowing how emacs does an icon in the top window frame ...
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Compiling gccemacs (Emacs 28) from source. To bootstrap or not to bootstrap?

With the following build script on Big Sur + homebrew, I get horribly long compile times when using make bootstrap as opposed to simply make on gccemacs. I've read the Makefile in the src directory - ...
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Emacs-26 Big Sur (Intel) 11.2 - make fails error 137 macroexp.elc

Xcode: 12.4.0.0.1.1610135815 CommandLineTools: 12.4.0.0.1.1610135815 I've exported CC=clang, but I can't get the emacs-26 branch to compile on my Big Sur Intel machine. See gist here .autogen.sh and ...
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How to build and run Emacs from source with Eclipse?

I have just downloaded the latest version (Oxygen, Release 4.7.0) of the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers, and would like to use it to build and run Emacs from source, which I have downloaded from the ...
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How to add a key map in Emacs source code?

I found ESC-prefix and Control-X-prefix defined in keymap.c: initial_define_key (global_map, 033, "ESC-prefix"); initial_define_key (global_map, Ctl ('X'), "Control-X-prefix"); But no matter what ...