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The accepted answer does not work anymore since libxml2 will be installed inside the XCode directory. The solution is described here: https://silvae86.github.io/sysadmin/mac/osx/mojave/beta/libxml2/2018/07/05/fixing-missing-headers-for-homebrew-in-mac-osx-mojave/ In short, Apple provides an installer that can put the librairies inside /usr/include. You can ...


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Have a look at brew emacs recipe options with brew info emacs. It has this option: --devel Install development version 26.0.90 To replace your current emacs, run: brew unlink emacs brew uninstall emacs brew install emacs --devel --with-modules --with-cocoa --with-gnutls \ --with-librsvg --with-mailutils --with-imagemagick@6 brew linkapps The ...


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With GNU Guix you can easily reuse the package definition for Emacs with a later tarball. guix build emacs --with-source=http://some/emacs/tarball.tar.xz Emacs 27.2 is available via Guix, so you'd just need to run guix install emacs to install the latest stable version. You can install emacs 28.0 with guix install emacs-next. Even if Guix did not offer the ...


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The easiest way is to install use-package. (package-initialize) (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/") t) (dolist (package '(use-package)) (unless (package-installed-p package) (package-install package))) Then (use-package paredit :ensure t) The :ensure t is what ensures that ...


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Executing the command which emacs in your terminal should tell you where it is installed.


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As @Drew noted, Emacs doesn't include this library so on Windows you need to install it separately. See the Emacs README.w32 section "Optional dependency libraries" for more information. As of Emacs 25 it looks like you can download the dependencies from the GNU FTP server (or a mirror). E.g. http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/emacs-25-x86_64-deps.zip ...


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Some third-party Windows package managers offer a straightforward installation of GNU Emacs on Windows 7+. Notes: Chocolatey requires an administrative shell access, whereas Scoop does not and makes installation portable. Both Chocolatey and Scoop install 64-bit Emacs on 64-bit host system. Both Chocolatey and Scoop automatically create corresponding shims ...


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OS-X comes with emacs 22, which is several years out of date. One easy way to get a current emacs is by downloading from http://emacsformacosx.com/. This will give you package.


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Unfortunately brew linkapps is now deprecated. You can use brew cask install emacs but it doesn't allow you to download emacs 26 as of 4/1/2018. EDIT: As Guilherme Salomé pointed out, now brew cask install emacs will install version 26.1. You can though download the build you want from https://emacsformacosx.com/builds.


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A current (at time of this comment) way to install the GUI version of Emacs (26.2 at this time) on macOS Mojave is with brew cask install emacs This will install Emacs.app package in to /Applications and setup links. You can launch Emacs via Spotlight or from terminal as expected.


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package.el keeps track of the packages you asked to install (as opposed to those that are auto-installed as dependencies) in the custom variable package-selected-packages. So if you copy your ~/.emacs (in which Custom normally writes settings like that of package-selected-packages) to another system, all you should need to do is M-x package-install-selected-...


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In the release log of emacs:(http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/news/NEWS.24.5) * Installation Changes in Emacs 24.3 ** The default X toolkit is now Gtk+ version 3. If you don't pass `--with-x-toolkit' to configure, or if you use `--with-x-toolkit=gtk' or `--with-x-toolkit=yes', configure will try to build with Gtk+ version 3, and if that fails, try Gtk+ ...


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Compiling from source is an option, of course (which may or may not be obvious to you). If you're willing to invest in learning how to do that, you'll be able to compile and use virtually any version of Emacs you're interested in (whether that's the latest stable release; one of the "pretest" builds for the next release; or the latest code from the source ...


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The error message described in the question has previously been encountered by other fellow Emacs enthusiasts, and the recommended fix is to install OSX command line tools by running the following from the command line: xcode-select --install Here is the link to the Emacs development thread that described the above solution by Daniel Sutton: http://lists....


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This only installs the terminal version of Emacs 26.1. If you (like me) prefer to use the GUI version of Emacs then you can't install it with brew install emacs This is because the people who maintain brew have found it cumbersome to maintain and test all the versions and custom options of multiple formulas. They have since then dropped support for custom ...


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Follow these directions for Ubuntu substituting 24.5 in the download step 5 and subsequent steps.


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You can use el-get to install any specific revision of any package, from a git repo. (el-get-bundle git-timemachine :checkout "3.0") This will clone git-timemachine from github and checkout tag 3.0 and require git-timemachine.


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Instead of (defun yafolding/init-my-package () it should have been (defun yafolding/init-yafolding (), as pointed out in by cpaulik in the official support chat.


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MacOs has its own Emacs. In 2019 it's still 22.x. To use the last Emacs version do In Terminal run brew cask install emacs - it will install the latest emacs version to /Applications folder. Then edit (or create if you still don't have) your ~/.bash_profile file adding a new line alias emacs='/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs -nw'. Then run in ...


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It looks like Ubuntu is using it's own numbering system, 45.0ubuntu1 vs 24.4. This may be tricking dpkg into thinking that the Ubuntu version (which appears to be 24.3) is actually newer than your compiled 24.4. Debian (and thus Ubuntu) provides emacs in a number of different packages, to allow users to stick to a particular version, track the latest release,...


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For Ubuntu distributions, you can install the ubuntu-elisp PPA. Currently it contains Emacs 25.0.50.2, from 2015-09-19. This is not the latest stable version, but I've found it to work well enough. To install: $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-elisp/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install emacs-snapshot Then run Emacs as emacs-snapshot ...


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Probably emacs24-nox is the package you want instead.


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This line only applies to release tarballs (hence why it says "unpacked") which come with a configure script. For the git checkout you'll need to generate it with ./autogen.sh. Be sure to check out the README file for more instructions.


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The reason you were asked for your password was that apt-get install was being invoked to install the additional software (poppler and friends) needed by pdf-tools. 1) Is this typical? No -- the vast majority of elisp packages do not attempt to automatically install other system requirements. It's not uncommon for other system software to be required by ...


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In your case probably not. Linux distributions like Fedora (Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat and so on) work with packages. The content of those packages are ready to use programms. Normaly you install them with a package manager. A package manager unpacks a package and copies its content to the correct location on your hard disk (and runs some helper skripts). ...


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You’re fine. Believe it or not, DESKTOP-2LURKID is actually your computer’s host name. Windows chooses that host name in a pretty odd way that results in unique names but not very usable ones. Since most people don’t know what a host name is for or why they might need one, this keeps them from encountering problems due to duplicate names. Search elsewhere ...


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Reviewing the variables Info-directory-list and Info-default-directory-list was very helpful. It turns out that I needed to add export INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/usr/share/info to my ~/.bashrc, reboot my pc, and it works! Apparently Info-directory-list is created when emacs boots with the contents of INFOPATH, but I needed to restart my pc to get INFOPATH readable ...


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The problem is that the Magit package on Melpa ("non-stable") depends on version 2.11.0 of Dash and that versions (i.e. snapshot) strings on Melpa have the form YYYYMMDD.SSSS, which is always larger than 2.MM.SS. I'll fix that, but meanwhile you can just install the most recent Dash version explicitly.


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I use gsrc for this. Just follow the instructions on the website - and be sure to read the manual. Basically, when you have a running gsrc you can type make -C gnu/emacs and the latest stable version of emacs will be downloaded and compiled for you, including some of the dependencies. I don't like the default configuration parameters that are used in ...


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